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Report Published on Visitor Impacts & Solutions In Jackson Hole

November 20 2017

The Riverwind Foundation and Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs are pleased to announce the release of the Jackson Hole Community Conversation Project report.  This report documents the results of a series of community conversations and a workshop that addressed the means for managing the growing numbers of visitors in Jackson Hole.  Please use the following link to find the Jackson Hole Community Conversation Project Report (http://sustainabledestination.org/information-resources/). The report is part of a project undertaken by Riverwind and JHCGA to assist the community in realizing the vision of the Town of Jackson and Teton County, adopted unanimously in April 2017, to become a world-leading sustainable community and destination.  David Wendt, President of JHCGA, states “I am proud of our two organizations for steeping up to this challenge on behalf of the community.  Both Park Superintendents have encouraged us to gather the community’s input to help them manage this issue.”The Jackson Hole Community Conversation project is a preliminary step in gathering input from a wider range of community residents and stakeholders to organize action towards this goal. The next step in this process will be preparation of a full Sustainable Destination Management Plan (SDMP).  “The Jackson Hole Community Conversation Project has been immensely valuable […]

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Our community and region have a significant history of stewardship beginning with the creation of the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park, in 1872. This achievement was followed by the establishment of the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, the National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park, Wild & Scenic River status for the Snake River and protection of much of the Wyoming Range, including the recent buyout of gas exploration leases.

Over 140 years after this beginning, our profound history of stewardship continues with Teton County being recognized for its commitment to sustainability by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The GSTC has included Teton County in 2012 as one of only six destinations worldwide to participate in the GSTC Early Adopters Program. - Continue Reading