Local Guide Company Commits to Conservation

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Since wildlife is their business, it would only make sense for wildlife safari companies to have a strong focus on conservation. But one local wildlife tour company is taking it to the next level. Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures has donated more than $50,000 to local conservation projects in the last eight years. "Here in the Jackson area, most businesses directly or indirectly benefit from the collection of public lands that surround our community," said Taylor Phillips, owner of EcoTour Adventures . "Visitors from around the world travel here to enjoy our parks and wildlife and at the same time contribute to our growing economy. As locals we enjoy recreating on these lands as well." As a part of the company's Dollars For Conservation program, 2.5 percent of the cost of each trip is donated to local conservation non-profits like Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Teton Raptor Center, Teton Cougar Project and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Additionally, Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures staff actively volunteer by caring for injured raptors at the Teton Raptor Center and participating in fence pulls to help Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation aide wildlife migrations in the valley. [image: Inline image 1] *Ecotour Adventures Guide Jessie Stirling is an active volunteer with the Teton Raptor Center, working both with educational and rehabilitation birds. Photo provided by Eco Tour Adventures.* "We at EcoTour Adventures feel it is important to contribute back to the protection and preservation of what we enjoy and benefit from. That being said, it is also important on an intrinsic level to protect and cherish this incredibly unique ecosystem," Phillips added. Learn more about Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures conservation work here. *Feature Photo: Ecotour Adventures owner Taylor Phillips works with guides Amanda White and Josh Metten to roll barb wire fence at a recent volunteer outing with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation. Photo: Sava Malachowski* #buckrail #news