In this day and age, it is easy to pass over the link between art and conservation. But it’s hard to say what the wild lands of the West would be today without art. Artists like Charles Russell, Carl Rungius, William Henry Jackson, Thomas Moran and countless others championed the conservation of these lands’ decades and centuries ago prior to the age of Instagram and automobiles. What would the Northern Rockies be without their art? Would there be Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park’s as we know them? A visit to Jackson’s fine establishment, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is a clear indication that arts and conservation go hand in hand.
Jenny Reeves-Johnson, a Lander, Wyoming based artist has a deep connection to the wildlands of Wyoming. Jenny has not only been a working ranch manager but she studies the intimate details of the flora and fauna found in the Cowboy State. Jenny’s art connects the land, the wildlife and the people together. Her ceramic vessel, Wild Silence is a tribute to the Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat Trout. The waters of the upper Snake River watershed remain the finest and most intact, self-sustaining cutthroat trout population in the lower 48 states. Jenny is graciously donating the proceeds from the sale of Wild Silence raffle tickets to the Snake River Fund. Jenny chose the Snake River Fund as a beneficiary because of our track record for being sound stewards who work in collaboration for the benefit of the rivers, the habitat and the people who cherish them.
The Snake River Fund has been a champion of the Snake River watershed for two decades. We’ve worked tirelessly to protect and promote wise public access to these fine waters. We’ve been a champion for quality stewardship of the habitat and natural resources. We’ve supported the protection of native cutthroat trout habitat and populations. We encouraged and embraced the protections afforded by Wild & Scenic Rivers designations. We are committed to the rivers, the creatures that call them home and the species who depend upon them.
You can support the Snake River Fund with the purchase of a Wild Silence raffle ticket. Tickets are $50 a piece and can be purchased at Orvis Jackson Hole or by CLICKING HERE. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. The raffle drawing will take place on September 30, 2020 via Facebook Live. You need not be present to win.
Enjoy Jenny’s Wild Silence in person at Orvis – Jackson Hole. Purchase a ticket and support river conservation. Remember, the arts and conservation go hand in hand, always.