No other community in America – and by extension the world – enjoys Jackson Hole’s combination of economic, social, and environmental resources.
Here’s another thing no other community in America has: a vision for itself as bold, dynamic, and utterly audacious – as utterly visionary, if you will – as the one adopted by the governments of the Town of Jackson and Teton County in their joint County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
In fact, you could argue it’s so audacious that it’s overwhelmed our local governments. Having adopted it, they ignore it; not because they don’t believe in it, but because they have no idea how to pursue it. Thus the price of being visionary.
This essay’s foundational belief is that the Comp Plan’s vision is not just audacious but also profoundly necessary. Why? Because as the vision suggests, ultimately the human communities in the Tetons region can be no healthier than the ecosystem in which they lie. To that end, this essay will explore what it will take to bring the vision to life, to define and activate a strategic plan that will move the greater Tetons region ever-closer to fulfilling the Comp Plan’s vision.Read More