JH Wilderness Rendezvous to Celebrate Wilderness Act

w50_logo_HiRes_rgbIn 1954, Howard Zahniser drafted the basis for what would become the 1964 Wilderness Act at Mardy Murie’s cabin in Grand Teton National Park. On October 12th, the Jackson Hole Wilderness Rendezvous will celebrate the 50th anniversary of that historic document with interpretive walks, art exhibitions, a wilderness youth expo, a Field Naturalists’ Observation Workshop, and a historical reflection, by Ed Zahniser, on his father’s role in the Wilderness Act.

The Murie Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Wilderness Association, SHIFT, and other local conservation-minded organizations, are coordinating the various Rendezvous public events that will showcase our area’s wild lands, and teach the history of Jackson Hole’s contribution to the Wilderness Act. Our hope is to educate, inspire and involve the community in the ongoing protection of our natural resources. To top it off, each participant of the “Wilderness Youth Expo” will have the chance to win an EcoFlight. The flight, for a winning student and their parent, will be over the wilderness areas of Jackson Hole. Don’t miss this chance for an opportunity of a lifetime!

The Jackson Hole Wilderness Rendezvous will provide opportunities for all residents and visitors to participate in exploring the wild lands that make Jackson Hole a place we cherish. For more information, click here.


8:15 a.m.: Interpretive Ranger-led Nature Walk on the Murie Ranch’s “Around-the-World-Trail”. 

9:30 a.m.: Opening remarks by Ed Zahniser, Senior Writer and Editor of the National Park Service Interpretive Design Center.

10 a.m.: Interpretive “Murie Legacy” walk to Grand Teton National Park’s Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitors Center. 

10:45 a.m.: Opening remarks by Young Ambassadors for Wilderness for the Wyoming Wilderness Association’s Wilderness Art Exhibition

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Wilderness Youth Expo.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.:  “Neighbors to Nature” Cache Creek Trail Experience

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