Land managers come together at SHIFT

JACKSON, WY— The 2018 SHIFT festival will present all sorts of theories and solutions to nurture both human health and the health of public lands. The challenge will be implementing these ideas when SHIFT ends on October 19.

Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service from 2009-2017, will address that challenge with land managers in a public meeting Thursday, October 18, at the 2018 SHIFT Festival.

Facilitated by Robyn Paulekas, the meeting invites federal and municipal land managers to discuss ways to incorporate best practices identified during The SHIFT Festival into their work and planning. The meeting will:

  • Assess attributes of successful “Park Rx” initiatives showcased during the Public Lands, Public Health Exhibition Trail
  • Explore opportunities for land managers to develop their planning around public health objectives
  • Examine impactful and innovative strategies highlighted during SHIFT that can be scaled to other models.

The meeting is open to the public. Municipal park planners as well as USFS, National Park Service and other federal agency representatives are invited to attend. Timing and room details will be provided in advance of the meeting.

This year’s SHIFT highlights public health as an ecosystem service and makes the critical connection between time spent outside on our lands and waters and the health and wellbeing of all Americans.

From Oct. 16-18 in Jackson, Wyoming, SHIFT will feature the innovators, early adopters and thought leaders at the forefront of the “Nature Rx” movement with an agenda that creates a stronger connection between — and thus a stronger argument for — public health and public lands. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

SHIFT is offering Buckrail readers 30% off festival tickets. To claim yours, visit the ticket site, click the green ticket icon, and enter promo code BUCKRAIL. 

Sponsored by:


SHIFT celebrates the outdoor recreation/conservation/cultural relevancy partnership with food, film, speakers, workshops and outdoor adventure

You May Also Like
Meet the hosts of this year’s People’s Banquet
Healthy state parks=healthy state people
Arts & Entertainment
SHIFT film program explores trauma and healing
Buckrail guide to SHIFT 2018
Teton County and national healthcare leaders connect at SHIFT
National organizations use Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to treat cancer with nature