Schell moves on from JH Conservation Alliance

JACKSON, Wyo. — The search is on for a new executive director at the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance.

After four years with the non-profit, Skye Schell resigned his position to launch a consulting business focused on policy change and campaigns. In the meantime, Dawn Webster will step in to serve as the interim executive director during the search process. Webster has been on the team at the Alliance since 2014 and is currently the Operations Director.

“We were lucky to have [Schell] for four years, he accomplished a lot of great things,” said Kirk Davenport, board chair at the Alliance. “I’m really excited about his next chapter because I think his consultancy will likely be very successful and we wish him only the best. We have lots of gratitude for all of his accomplishments.”

Under Schell’s leadership, the Alliance helped the community approve the SPET initiative to fund Wildlife Crossings, Save the Block, and stay informed about numerous development proposals including at Snow King and in Northern South Park. The Alliance also expanded its Conservation Leadership Institute and trained over 150 local leaders in how to build support for conservation and our community.

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is an advocate for land use policies and development proposals that protect wildlife, wild places and community character. The organization is currently engaged in several important projects including a comprehensive proposal to improve the community’s transportation system, aiming to ensure that future changes prioritize conservation while alleviating congestion. The Alliance will be looking for a dedicated and effective team leader who can build on past successes.

“The ideal person would be local, and someone who understands the issues we face as a community. Ideally, they would also have some managerial and advocacy experience,” said Davenport.

For those interested in the executive director position at The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance contact Kirk Davenport by email at or by phone 917-656-1508.

“Great executive directors come and go, and that’s what happened here; it’s just natural in the valley.”

About The Author

Buckrail @ Caroline

Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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