Teton County Wyoming

Jackson/Teton County Long-Range Planning

The Jackson/Teton County Long Range Planning is a joint department of the Town of Jackson and Teton County that addresses long-term planning issues in the community.

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Contact Us

Tyler Sinclair

Director of Planning

tsinclair@tetoncountywyo.org

 

Alex Norton

Town/County Long-Range Planner

anorton@tetoncountywyo.org

 

Regan Kohlhardt

Town/County Long-Range Associate Planner

rkohlhardt@tetoncountywyo.org

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Town & County Natural Resource Regulations Update

The County is updating the regulations that protect waterbodies, wetlands, and wildlife habitat from the impacts of development. Natural resource protection is about identifying valuable resources so that impacts from development can be:

1| Avoided     2| Minimized      3|Mitigated

The community’s goal is that only 40% of new development occurs in wildlife habitat. Achieving this goal will help protect the area's natural resources; however, there will still be a need for new development to minimize and mitigate its impacts.


Updates 

The next Natural Resource Stakeholder Group Meeting will be held June 29, from 1-3 pm in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers. This meeting is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.

On June 1st, 2017, the community provided feedback on issues with natural resource regulations at an Open House & Community Discussion and via an online survey. Click here for the summary of community comment. 

Meetings & Public Workshops

July 17, 2017, Board of County Commissioners Meeting | Issue Identification (Upcoming)

June 29, 2017,  Natural Resource Stakeholder Group Meeting (Audio)

June 14, 2017, Natural Resource Stakeholder Group Meeting (Audio)

June 1st, 2017 Open House & Community Discussion | Natural Resource Issue Identification Summary

May 24, 2017 Natural Resource Stakeholder Group Meeting

 

May 1, 2017 Joint Information Meeting | Selection of Consultant & Stakeholder Group

 Read the Staff Report | Consultant Selection

 Read the Staff Report | Stakeholder Group

 

April 17, 2017 Town Council Meeting | Approval of Contract for Public Outreach

 Read the Staff Report

 

April 3, 2017 Joint Information Meeting  | Selection of Public Outreach Consultant

 Read the Staff Report

 

March 6, 2017 Joint Information Meeting | Project Scoping

 Read the Staff Report

 

February 6th Joint Information Meeting | Approval to release RFQ for Public Outreach

 Read the Staff Report 


Documents

Request for Proposals: Natural Resources Land Development Regulations Update | March 16, 2017

Request for Qualifications: Public Engagement Coordinator | March 9, 2017 RFQ Addendum

Focal Species Habitat Mapping | Teton County, Wyoming


Background

In the 2012 Comprehensive Plan, the community established ecosystem stewardship as one of its 3 common values. Specifically, the community hopes to maintain healthy populations of all native species as well as to preserve and enhance water and air quality.


The community has a long history of protecting natural resources. The first land development regulations in Teton County in 1978 were based on protecting ground water and steep slopes; and the wildlife habitat protections adopted in 1994 were cutting edge at the time. Yet, while there have been advancements in our scientific understanding of the ecosystem since 1994, there have been only piecemeal updates to our
protection of it. This has left the current natural resource protection regulations outdated and inconsistent.


Property rights that allow development exist even in some of the most valuable wildlife habitats. The purpose of this project is to utilize the best available science, like maps of the vegetation and habitat value on all private lands, to better protect natural resources. At the same time, this project will provide greater predictability to property owners about what standards apply to them.


ecosystem stewardship | growth management | quality of life