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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: 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

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Comments ( 1 )

VARD Thanks for the feedback and thank you for volunteering!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

VARD serves a very important role in the community as a government resource and by helping citizens stay informed and be involved in the public decision making process.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VARD is an organization filled with pro-active, energetic professionals dedicated to sustainable development. They serve a large membership of individuals who on their own would likely not take the time to keep informed and have their voices heard.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VARD serves the very important function of gatekeeper when it comes to curbing irresponsible development. VARD does so through its public awareness program and, in some instances, by confronting the developers. In Idaho and elsewhere in the West, organizations like VARD.