Mission: The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private nonprofit that was established in 1980. We work to preserve open space and the scenic, ranching and wildlife values of Jackson Hole by assisting landowners who wish to protect their land in perpetuity.
Results: By working cooperatively with the owners of the area’s privately owned open lands, the Jackson Hole Land Trust has ensured the permanent protection of over 22,000 acres in and around Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Area. For more information please visit www.jhlandtrust.org.
Geographic areas served: Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Area
Programs: Protection department: the land trust works with landowners to protect land for conservation purposes including open spaces, historic ranching, wildlife habitat and corridors, and scenic corridors. During the 2014 tax year, the land trust purchased or assisted in purchasing 615 acres of easement for $10,600,000. An additional 3 acres were protected on land sold by the land trust via a conservation easement which decreased the market value of the land by $870,243. To date the land trust has helped to protect over 25,100 acres in and around jackson hole and the greater yellowstone area.
public outreach and education: the land trust educates the public and landowners about our work to protect conservation values on private lands through easements. This is done through letters, publications, our website and email list, in the press, professional seminars, phone calls, field trips and events on easement-protected properties, and one-on-one meetings, both in jackson and with donors in cities around the u. S. The land trust formed an open space council in 2002, now with over 50 members, as another means of outreach to the community.
stewardship department: the land trust's stewardship department is responsible for actively monitoring and enforcing the conservation easements that the land trust holds, and stewarding the properties that the land trust holds in fee. The land trust works to uphold the conservation values on easement-protected and fee properties on about 22,100 acres of land in and around jackson hole and the greater yellowstone area.
Jackson Hole Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Jackson Hole Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Jackson Hole Land Trust has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.