“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead

Our mission is to preserve the culture, community, and liveability of Teton Valley by reining in the expansion of Grand Targhee Resort.



We are a group of Teton Valley, Idaho citizens, citizens of Teton County, Wyoming, and citizens from across the nation who want to see Teton Valley remain a diverse, rural, and agricultural place.

Our mission is to preserve the culture, community, and liveability of Teton Valley by reining in the expansion of Grand Targhee Resort.



We are a group of Teton Valley, Idaho citizens, citizens of Teton County, Wyoming, and citizens from across the nation who want to see Teton Valley remain a diverse, rural, and agricultural place.

Main Concerns

  • To keep access to our public lands.
  • We want Teton Valley Idaho to be a place where low and middle income folks can live and work and enjoy the benefits of being next to the iconic Teton Mountains.
  • We do not want to become the next “ski town”. We have seen what happens when communities get destroyed by industrial tourism, i.e. Vail, Breckenridge, Sun Valley and Jackson Hole. Many of us are season pass holders who want Grand Targhee to remain a profitable family friendly resort.
  • Keep Teton Canyon a magical place with abundant wildlife, star-filled skies and diverse recreation for all.
  • Grand Targhee can best contribute to our community by remaining within its present boundaries.
  • The wilderness qualities surrounding Grand Targhee should be cherished and protected from roads, ski lifts, and avalanche control.
  • The lands surrounding Grand Targhee Resort is either a home or a migration route throughout the year for many species of wildlife. These include wolverine, mountain goats, big horn sheep, grizzly and black bears, moose, lynx. It is also home to special flora such as the Whitebark Pine.

Main Concerns

  • To keep access to our public lands.
  • We want Teton Valley Idaho to be a place where low and middle income folks can live and work and enjoy the benefits of being next to the iconic Teton Mountains.
  • We do not want to become the next “ski town”. We have seen what happens when communities get destroyed by industrial tourism, i.e. Vail, Breckenridge, Sun Valley and Jackson Hole. Many of us are season pass holders who want Grand Targhee to remain a profitable family friendly resort.
  • Keep Teton Canyon a magical place with abundant wildlife, star-filled skies and diverse recreation for all.
  • Grand Targhee can best contribute to our community by remaining within its present boundaries.
  • The wilderness qualities surrounding Grand Targhee should be cherished and protected from roads, ski lifts, and avalanche control.
  • The lands surrounding Grand Targhee Resort is either a home or a migration route throughout the year for many species of wildlife. These include wolverine, mountain goats, big horn sheep, grizzly and black bears, moose, lynx. It is also home to special flora such as the Whitebark Pine.

Supporting Organizations

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
ABOUT US
Teton-Backcountry-Alliance
Wyoming-Wilderness-Association

Thoughts from Citizens of the Land

  • David Susong
    From Teton Valley, the walls of Teton Canyon draw the eye upward toward the wilderness, toward Table Mountain, and to Mount Owen, and the Grand, Middle and South Tetons towering above.  Teton Canyon is the gateway visually and physically into the heart of the Teton Range. Without the Canyon providing the visual path, the signature western skyline of Tetons would be diminished, and appear more distant and remote from the Valley below.
    David Susong
  • Howie Garber
    Folks traveling in the Wilderness and on some of the most popular trails on the west side of the Tetons (South Fork, North Fork, Devils Stairs, and Face Trails of Teton Canyon) would have their views degraded by three chairlifts, ski trails, and access roads if the proposed South Bowl expansion gets approved by the USFS. With climate change, this south facing area could be unskiable in 30 years. The ridge between South Leigh Canyon and North Fork of Teton Canyon is a very special place. Development in this area will detract greatly from the wild and scenic nature of the canyon, which contributes to the quality of life and scenic tourism value of the region. Grand Targhee Resort should not invade this natural area and leave an irreversible scar.
    Howie Garber
  • Amanda Head
    The 2020/2021 ski season has already brought record breaking crowds to Grand Targhee. Think about what will happen to this area if plans to expand and become another Vail, Jackson Hole, or Aspen are implemented. I fear that we will lose more than just skiing privileges - we will lose our quiet and simple way of life Teton Valley is known for and appreciated by so many.
    Amanda Head