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Rendezvous Lands Conservancy

Joined in August 2014

About Us

Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, Inc. (RLC) is a non-profit organization committed to conserving, owning, managing, and maintaining property for the use of the public in the Intermountain West. RLC was jointly created through a partnership by the Jackson Hole Land Trust and The LOR Foundation in 2011 and is based in Jackson, Wyoming. Its inaugural project is underway, to protect, administer, design, construct, manage, and maintain a 40-acre natural park for the use and enjoyment of Teton County, Wyoming residents and visitors, called Rendezvous Park (R Park).

Our vision for RLC is shaped by a feasibility study, which found that most conservation organizations in the West typically do not hold the fee title to parcels for any period of time. Many acquire conservation easements and some purchase property with the express intention of transferring it to a public agency. With the decline in public funds at all levels, resources are increasingly scarce to support this business model. At the same time, many rural communities lack public access to open space because they do not have the public agency infrastructure or local financial resources to acquire and manage those lands. Without such resources, communities may also lack the vision of what they could accomplish to provide public access amenities.

RLC aspires to fill this regional need for an organization that is willing to own property and to support community conservation projects. As a new organization, this is a unique time to shape RLC’s future, along with the founding board members who are exceptionally engaged.

Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, Inc. (RLC) is a non-profit organization committed to conserving, owning, managing, and maintaining property for the use of the public in the Intermountain West. RLC was jointly created through a partnership by…

Issue Areas Include

  • Environment & Sustainability

Location

  • PO Box 6430
    Jackson, WY 83002

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