Yellowstone and the areas around Jackson, Wyoming, boast some of North America’s most beautiful landscapes. Just 35 miles south of Jackson Hole lies the upper Hoback River Valley. This hidden treasure hosts migrating deer, elk, and pronghorn, as well as raptors and other birds, all of which peacefully coexist with a resident herd of bison.
Sagebrush habitat, interspersed with aspen and spruce-fir forest, follows the Hoback River and its willow-lined riparian areas. This diverse landscape is home to a wide array of wildlife. Some of the more charismatic species found in the valley, and the species of greatest conservation concern in Wyoming, include the Common Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Sandhill Crane, Great Gray Owl, and Mountain Bluebird.
Joe Ricketts established The Ricketts Conservation Foundation to support the conservation of wildlife and wilderness areas, and to promote the importance of environmental stewardship as an enduring value. Underlying the Foundation's mission is the belief that conservation is everyone's responsibility.
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