VALLEY ADVOCATES FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT INC
Rating: 4.56 stars 18 reviews
Issues: Environment, Economic Development
Location: PO Box 1164 285 E. Little Ave. Driggs ID 83422 USA
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
Programs: 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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VARD is an ESSENTIAL organization in Teton Valley. Our community has a history of unplanned, short-sited development patterns. As a result we are facing serious pitfalls in wildlife corridors, zombie subdivisions w/ thousands of empty lots and houses, lack of pathways, lack of density, and risks to our future wilderness-based tourist industry that fuels our economy. VARD works as a tireless watchdog to educate people on Smart Growth principles and to ensure that our county's leaders are helping regulate future planning.
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