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To protect the natural environment, park your vehicle in designated parking spots and pitch your tent on marked campsites. You can still sleep under the stars as long as you’re on a site.
View wildlife from a distance and stay 100 yards from bears and wolves and 25 yards from all other wildlife.
When enjoying any trail-related activity such as snowshoeing or hiking, stay on marked paths. It can take the ecosystem 10 to 30 years to recover from the damages of going off-trail.
Leave No Trace provides an easy framework so everyone can minimize their impact on the outdoors.
When hikers wander off the trails, it leads to decades of ecosystem destruction. Find out how the Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board put their foot down so the wonder of this rare place never fades.
When you geotag on social media it brings unintended harm to some of Jackson Hole’s most precious nature areas. Tag Responsibly is an initiative that created the world’s first generic location tag.
With 24,000 acres of protected land, Jackson Hole is one of the last wild places on Earth. If you decide to experience this place for yourself, leave it as it is. You can’t improve perfection.
Trade in four wheels for two. Use the START bike share. Consider taking the START Bus or walking. And if you need a car, go electric. View START Bus schedule here.
Leave no trace wherever you go. Grab a reusable Stay Wild tote bag. Take short showers. Recycle all that you can.
Stay safe in the backcountry. Please have the proper equipment, partner, and a plan. Check the local weather before heading out.
Certain backcountry areas in the Grand Tetons serve as critical habitats for large game and are closed seasonally to protect wildlife.
Geotagging photos in social media creates a surge in human traffic, increasing strain on delicate habitats. Post the photo. Trash the tag.
Bring the spirit of Jackson Hole with you when you leave. The small actions you take make a big difference in preserving special spaces for generations to come.
Give back to the land with a few hours of your time. Being Wild Jackson Hole is an effort that provides responsible tourism opportunities so visitors can connect with our wildlife and landscapes through volunteer experiences.
Learn about how our local non-profits are keeping Jackson Wild.
Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow
Wildlife Tourism for Tomorrow inspires the businesses and individuals who depend upon Wyoming's Wildlife to give back. Choose from a suite of on the ground conservation projects carried out by our trusted partners to make a difference today.
Grand Teton National Park
Learn more about how Grand Teton National Park is committed to being a sustainability leader and how you can "Green your visit" while visiting our backyard.
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
"Learn how we're mobilizing citizen-scientists to help reduce human-cause impacts on wildlife in Jackson Hole"
Friends of Bridger-Teton National Forest
Learn more about the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the non-profit that supports it.
National Elk Refuge
Learn more about responsible wildlife viewing practices to protect the welfare of both animals and humans.
By protecting the reasons travelers come to Jackson, wildlife and wild lands, we are creating a more sustainable destination.
Road to Zero Waste
The Road to Zero Waste is an initiative to increase diversion from the landfill to 60% by 2030.
Energy Conservation Works
Energy Conservation Works is a partnership between the Town of Jackson, Teton County, Lower Valley Energy, and a wide spectrum of organizations, working to implement and advocate for energy conservation and emissions reduction in Jackson Hole
Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities
Learn how Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities provides opportunities for locals and visitors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable transportation options.
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
"Leading the fight for making Jackson Hole a national model of a strong community living in balance with nature."