High School Butte

High School Butte

This community conservation property is located on the southwest-facing slopes of High School Butte. It is an important refuge for wildlife, including mule deer crucial winter range, above the light and noise from an increasingly dense residential area and will be subject to winter wildlife closures. Accessible from the classic High School Butte switchbacks on the adjacent property owned by the Teton County School District, the conservation of this parcel will also safeguard public access to open space in the heart of Jackson. Working within a conservation-oriented management plan, the JHLT will perform erosion mitigation to address existing social trails and a rudimentary double-track, work to eliminate invasive plants, and create a low impact loop trail for the community to enjoy.

Total Acreage

18

County

Teton

Decade acquired

2020

Conservation Values

Scenic, Wildlife, Community

Wildlife habitat

Elk, Mule Deer

Wildlife Migration Routes

ELK

Habitat type (general)

Sagebrush Shrubland, Aspen Woodland, Montane Forest, Mountain Tall Shrub

Public Acccess

Yes

Year Protected

2020

Transfer Date

N/A

Fee Ownership

Yes

Program

JHLT

Service Area

Jackson Hole

Cultural

N/A

Partnership

N/A

Working Lands

No

Community

Community Space