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

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.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

VARD is one of the only organizations in Teton Valley that fights for this part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As the valley grows, I see this organization helping to make sure the protection of its natural resources, agricultural character, and vibrant cities are being met. Thank you VARD for all you do!

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Rating: 1 stars  

Please do not support this organization. ...please, please

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Eliminate their politic vitriol .

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

VARD has done an excellent job creating a dialog about sustainable development in our valley. Teton Valley has gone through huge development booms and busts, and much of the open land is plotted for subdiviions as people try to make their fortunes. VARD helps bring together disparate voices leading to polite and productive conversations. Their work is invaluable as our valley grows and changes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

VARD is the only organization working to curb development in Teton County. If you aren't familiar, this is perhaps one of the most beautiful valleys in the country in the shadow of the Teton mountains. If not for the hard work of VARD and it's suporters to keep development within city limits and abiding by state law, developers will continue to try and turn this velley into condos, concrete and strip malls.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Valley Advocates for Reasonable Development is actively working towards a smart future for Teton Valley. By providing accurate and factual informationn to valley residents the community is able to stay abreast on development issues and have a voice in the decision making process. This valley is a beautiful wild place that attracts tourists as such. It is incredibly important to protect it from unreasonable land development and expansion for the sake of expansion. VARD is essential to a healthy future for Teton Valley.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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