Whether you've lived in Jackson Hole for decades 🙋♀️ or are new to town, you've shared in the experiences that make life here unique. Sharing in these experiences comes with a collective responsibility to preserve healthy wildlife populations, native habitat, & clean water.
Repost from: @tetonconservation Teton County is surrounded by some of the most remote and intact wilderness in the lower 48 states, but our human footprint is growing.
The 40+ contributors to The Mountain Neighbor Handbook compiled this new resource as an introduction & an invitation to environmental stewardship. Chapters focused on everything from wildlife & habitat to energy and waste help readers navigate the realities of living in this wild place.
“We appreciate Teton Conservation District spearheading this project & involving the dozens of community partners in this collaborative project. Just like stewardship is a collective responsibility—this project belongs to the community,” says Heather Overholser, director of Teton County Public Works.
“As property values increase & tourism booms, we need to remind ourselves that the intact ecosystem exists because of generations of strategic conservation,” says Carlin Girard, executive director of Teton Conservation District. “Looking forward, stewardship of our private lands is an unfulfilled opportunity within our conservation legacy. This handbook offers tools to support the region’s ecosystem in our homes and backyards.” Led by @tetonconservation, @tetoncounty, @townofjacksonwy, and the @jhlandtrust, the free handbook can be found online at mountainneighbor.org. Thanks to all the contributors, including: @firstname.lastname@example.org@energyconservationworks@friendsofpathways@bridgertetonfriends@friendsofthetetonriver@grandtetonnps@greateryellowstone@jhcleanwatercoalition@townofjacksonwy@jhalliance@jacksonhole_history@jhnordic@jhwildlifefoundation@pawsofjh@protectourwaterjh@shacksonracks22@tetonslowfood@snakeriverfund@jh_fire_ems@tetonboardofrealtors@tetonweedpest@tetonraptorcenter@tnc_wyoming & more