Explore the Red Desert with the Conservation Lands Foundation

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Join the Conservation Lands Foundation as we explore Wyoming’s Red Desert. The Red Desert is a place of unparalleled beauty and ecological significance, home to the world’s longest migration corridor for mule deer and a living cultural landscape sacred to Indigenous communities.

Dates: May 28 - June 1, 2024

Located in the south central portion of the state, the Red Desert is a high-altitude desert and sagebrush steppe approximately 9,320 square miles. The area supports an abundance of wildlife, despite its scarcity of water and vegetation. The largest migratory herd of pronghorn in the lower 48 states and a rare desert elk herd, said to be the world's largest, live in the desert. Ponds fed by summer snowmelt attract a wide range of migratory birds such as ducks, trumpeter swans, and white pelicans.

Killpecker Sand Dunes

This region is sacred to many Native American tribes including the Shoshone and Ute as well as the Arapaho, Lakota, Crown and Cheyenne, who trace their ancestry to the lands for thousands of years. Together we will embark on day-long adventures with local guides who will lead us in exploring the dramatic scenery, unique wildlife, and irreplaceable cultural sites that fill this special landscape.

Activities include a visit to the Wind River Tribal Buffalo Initiative, guided by our very own Trustee Jason Baldes. We will also explore the Red Desert's geologic wonders, hike to stunning petroglyph panels, and enjoy camping and cookouts under millions of stars. 

This trip will give you a rare opportunity to be on the landscape where and when conservation happens! 

Space is limited, so please RSVP below by April 30, 2024 to join the adventure!

Activities: Guided by staff, we will hike some of the most scenic areas we have the opportunity to protect while learning about the natural, cultural, and recreational value of conserving this landscape. 

Lodging and dining: Accommodations in Jackson Hole, Red Desert, and Lander; meals from dinner on May 28th to lunch on June 1st; group transportation and guide services. Does not include: airfare to Jackson Hole and any additional accommodations or plans past our departure from Jackson Hole on June 1st.

Dates: May 28- June 1, 2024. Guests should plan to arrive in Jackson Hole by 2 PM on Tuesday, May 28th. From there we will travel together to the Red Desert to kick off the adventure with a happy hour with our staff and partners, and then have dinner together. The trip will wrap up after lunch on Saturday, June 1st, to give you time to travel back home. 

Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable).

Total Cost: The total cost of the adventure is $2,300 per person. The total cost includes the outfitter cost, 3 nights of camping in the Red Desert, one night's lodging in Lander, meals from dinner on May 28th to lunch on June 1st; group transportation, permit fees, and guide services. Does not include: airfare to Jackson Hole and any additional accommodations or plans past our departure from Jackson Hole on June 1st. Because of the preparation needed for these trips, deposits are non-refundable. Full payments are refundable (minus deposits) if canceled 60 days before the trip departure. Cancellations after that cannot be refunded. You are also welcome to transfer the trip to a friend or a family member, as long as you inform us within two weeks of the trip launch.

 
Travel Insurance: Travel cancellation insurance is affordable and can cover all trip costs including payments and airfare if you were to need to change plans or cancel. Our partners have found Travelex to be high quality and competitively priced. Note: Many plans need to be purchased within a certain time from booking your trip or before final payment is made.

Getting there: Fly into Jackson Hole. Driving from Denver to Jackson Hole takes about 8 hours. 

Space is limited so sign up now to secure your spot for this unique experience. Registration is done by paying the deposit through the ticket feature below. We will provide more information as we get closer to the trip, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Nicole Fabrey, Associate Development Director, [email protected]. Cell: 970-759-1047.

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May 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM - June 01, 2024 at 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)
Red Desert Wyoming · Red Desert, WY 82336, United States
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Nicole Fabrey · · 970.759.1047
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event_title: Explore the Red Desert with the Conservation Lands Foundation

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: May 28, 2024 12:00

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event_end: June 01, 2024 14:00

event_address: Red Desert, WY 82336, United States

event_description: Join the Conservation Lands Foundation as we explore Wyoming’s Red Desert. The Red Desert is a place of unparalleled beauty and ecological significance, home to the world’s longest migration corridor for mule deer and a living cultural landscape sacred to Indigenous communities.Dates: May 28 - June 1, 2024Located in the south central portion of the state, the Red Desert is a high-altitude desert and sagebrush steppe approximately 9,320 square miles. The area supports an abundance of wildlife, despite its scarcity of water and vegetation. The largest migratory herd of pronghorn in the lower 48 states and a rare desert elk herd, said to be the worlds largest, live in the desert. Ponds fed by summer snowmelt attract a wide range of migratory birds such as ducks, trumpeter swans, and white pelicans.This region is sacred to many Native American tribes including the Shoshone and Ute as well as the Arapaho, Lakota, Crown and Cheyenne, who trace their ancestry to the lands for thousands of years. Together we will embark on day-long adventures with local guides who will lead us in exploring the dramatic scenery, unique wildlife, and irreplaceable cultural sites that fill this special landscape.Activities include a visit to the Wind River Tribal Buffalo Initiative, guided by our very own Trustee Jason Baldes. We will also explore the Red Deserts geologic wonders, hike to stunning petroglyph panels, and enjoy camping and cookouts under millions of stars. This trip will give you a rare opportunity to be on the landscape where and when conservation happens! Space is limited, so please RSVP below by April 30, 2024 to join the adventure!Activities: Guided by staff, we will hike some of the most scenic areas we have the opportunity to protect while learning about the natural, cultural, and recreational value of conserving this landscape. Lodging and dining: Accommodations in Jackson Hole, Red Desert, and Lander; meals from dinner on May 28th to lunch on June 1st; group transportation and guide services. Does not include: airfare to Jackson Hole and any additional accommodations or plans past our departure from Jackson Hole on June 1st.Dates: May 28- June 1, 2024. Guests should plan to arrive in Jackson Hole by 2 PM on Tuesday, May 28th. From there we will travel together to the Red Desert to kick off the adventure with a happy hour with our staff and partners, and then have dinner together. The trip will wrap up after lunch on Saturday, June 1st, to give you time to travel back home. Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable). Total Cost: The total cost of the adventure is $2,300 per person. The total cost includes the outfitter cost, 3 nights of camping in the Red Desert, one nights lodging in Lander, meals from dinner on May 28th to lunch on June 1st; group transportation, permit fees, and guide services. Does not include: airfare to Jackson Hole and any additional accommodations or plans past our departure from Jackson Hole on June 1st. Because of the preparation needed for these trips, deposits are non-refundable. Full payments are refundable (minus deposits) if canceled 60 days before the trip departure. Cancellations after that cannot be refunded. You are also welcome to transfer the trip to a friend or a family member, as long as you inform us within two weeks of the trip launch. Travel Insurance: Travel cancellation insurance is affordable and can cover all trip costs including payments and airfare if you were to need to change plans or cancel. Our partners have found Travelex to be high quality and competitively priced. Note: Many plans need to be purchased within a certain time from booking your trip or before final payment is made.Getting there: Fly into Jackson Hole. Driving from Denver to Jackson Hole takes about 8 hours. Space is limited so sign up now to secure your spot for this unique experience. Registration is done by paying the deposit through the ticket feature below. We will provide more information as we get closer to the trip, but if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact Nicole Fabrey, Associate Development Director, nicoleconservationlands.org. Cell: 970-759-1047.

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