Valley Advocates for Responsible Development Inc

Rating: 4.4 stars   20 reviews


PO Box 1164 285 E. Little Ave. Driggs ID 83422 USA


Valley Advocates for Responsible Development advocates for private, public and civic actions that promote responsible development and sustainable use of the natural resources (water, land, wildlife and air) in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Target demographics:

advocate for the responsible development and sustainable use of natural resources (water, land, wildlife and air)

Direct beneficiaries per year:

craft best management practices for re-designing obsolete subdivisions in Teton County, ID and actively tracked the drafting of county land-use code

Geographic areas served:

Teton Valley, ID


studies, research, publications, workshops and professional assistance. We are a watchdog for the community at the local decision making level by attending county and city public meetings/hearings. We advocate for local land use decision-making by crafting policies, goals and objectives that promote or implement responsible development that benefits Teton Valley families and future generations.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

As a new resident in Teton Valley, I’ve found VARD to be a very strong resource for residents, landowners, and developers. VARD advocates for sustainable development and natural resource protections. Their work with partners on both sides of the Tetons exemplifies their cooperative and collaborative programming to achieve conservation outcomes in our community. Their work on replatting subdivisions, their input and attendance at local meetings and their communications and education of the public is terrific. They work hard for landowners and the public, protecting property rights, improving property values and our way of life in Teton Valley. Keep up the good work! Thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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VARD is a very small organization that relies heavily on its volunteer supporters who are concerned about smart gowth and conservation of the natural beauty of Teton County. The collaborative and consultative nature of its advocacy is effective and impressive. My experience working with them as a volunteer presenter at a fund raising event was quite positive!

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