Teton County is home to over 260 native plant species. From food sources to habitat, native plants are an integral part of overall health of the ecosystem. Teton Conservation District seeks to encourage the use of native species. Learn more about the benefits of integrating native plants into your landscaping, and how to design and execute a native landscape here.
Teton Conservation District and area partners developed the Teton County Native Plant Species List. The list includes two hundred and sixty-seven species, featuring 13 characteristics per species including duration, life form, growth form, fire resistance, toxicity and soils. All of the species on the list are available for purchase locally. Also, species that are attractive to bears are specially marked with a bear icon to inform growers in Bear Conflict Priority Areas. Remember, a fed bear is a dead bear! The list is enshrined in the Teton County Land Development Regulations, which currently require the use of native plants for reclamation purposes. The list provides consistency and clarity to landowners seeking compliance with county standards.
To help residents and visitors determine which plants are native, Teton Conservation District and partners produced A Pocket Guide to the Native Plants of Teton County, WY. You can click on the link above to access the pocket guide online or pick up a copy for free at the Teton Conservation District office in Jackson located at 420 W. Pearl Ave.