Residents of Jackson Hole are concerned with land conservation and the survival of wildlife as well as maintaining open space and scenic corridors. Without the conservation of private lands, Jackson Hole would not be the special place it is today.
More than 97 percent of Teton County is permanently protected from development in national parks, forest and public lands. Much of the private acreage is also protected in conservation programs through organizations such as the Jackson Hole Land Trust. These efforts ensure that the stunning scenic corridors, open space and wildlife migration patterns will remain protected for generations to come.
Because only 3 percent of the county’s land can be privately owned and interest in owning property in Jackson Hole has heightened, real estate has become scarcer while the demand has become greater. No one can predict the future, but it seems almost certain that Jackson Hole will continue to retain the character that has attracted settlers since the early 1900s.