Held each October in the spectacular valley of Jackson Hole, SHIFT is an annual festival that celebrates the future of conservation with food, film, speakers, workshops and outdoor adventure. From October 7-10, the 2015 Festival will feature an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of conservation and outdoor recreation, with a goal of leveraging outdoor recreation for conservation gains. Read more....
Since the days of John Muir, active engagement with the outdoors has produced some of the country’s strongest and most inspiring conservation leaders. Today, with the membership of traditional conservation organizations aging, outdoor recreation offers a remarkable opportunity to reinvigorate the protection of our public lands—but only if the next generation of stewards is able to engage with the outdoors in the first place.
Conservation lies at the core of Jackson Hole’s environment, economy and character. So does outdoor recreation. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosytem is the birthplace of some of the world’s seminal conservation efforts, including the formation of the first national park, the expansion of Grand Teton National Park to its current boundaries and the drafting of the Wilderness Act. America’s signature mountain town is also an outdoor recreation mecca, inspiring countless visitors from around the world to climb the Tetons, ski the ridges, bike the valleys and fish the rivers. Outdoor recreation and conservation live side-by-side in Jackson Hole. Welcome to their valley.
IT'S AUTUMN. Autumn in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem means fall foliage, bugling elk, an abundance of blue-ribbon recreational opportunities and crisp, clear days, all in the shadow of the magnificent Tetons.
IT'S THE SHOULDER SEASON. The shoulder season in Jackson Hole means lower prices, restaurant specials, no crowds and a relaxed pace.
IT'S JACKSON HOLE. Accessibility (direct flights from major airports), charismatic megafauna, quintessential mountain landscapes, stunning lakes and rivers, world-class amenities, influential audiences and a legacy of conservation and outdoor recreation make Jackson Hole the perfect location to inspire the outdoor recreation/conservation partnership.