Peachy the Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 50

Forever Our Valley The Land Trust focuses on stewarding the existing 55,000 acres of conserva- tion property in Teton County, as well as the Green River Valley Program in Sublette County and the Wind River Program in Fremont County. The organization works hard to educate and engage the community in their conservation efforts. “Our message is consistent and transparent for visi- tors and residents alike,” says Jenny. “There is a reason why Jackson Hole looks and feels so special. While we aren’t the whole reason for that, we are definitely a significant part of it. For the community, we support 48 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM responsible development and encour- age community members to establish where they want development to happen in our growing community. We want to be part of a solution that keeps Jackson special and protects our resources—wildlife, culture and heri- tage, clean water and air, recreation opportunities—but also contributes to quality of life for everyone here.” The Trust’s education programs, including the Open Space Council (OSC), are vital to its mission. The OSC origi- nally began as a way to educate and engage donors, past board members