Travis worked tirelessly for the conservation of our public lands, rivers, and the entire Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. He spent well over a decade protecting Jackson Hole’s open space working on pretty much every committee the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council had available and proudly served as a board member for the Teton Conservation District and Snake River Fund. In 2016 he was presented with the “Clean, Drain, Dry” award during the Pole Pedal Paddle event, a recognition of his service and commitment to the area. It was through his efforts to maintain an invasive species free Snake River corridor that he and the Snake River Fund came to work together. For the last several years, Travis served on the Board of Directors for the Fund.
In his own words, “Any memorial donations can be sent to the Snake River Fund. The worst day on the Snake River was still a pretty, damn great day — the Snake is amazing and I loved every cubic foot of it! Thanks to the people who protect it and keep it ready for the next generation of stewards! Or send memorial donations to the Wray Landon Legacy Fund at the Teton Regional Land Trust. I have lots of love for those guys!”
To honor Travis and any memorial donations given in his name, Snake River Fund will use those donations toward the prevention of aquatic invasive species. This year, Snake River Fund is producing a video to help in the fight against aquatic invasive species that will be distributed across the Greater Yellowstone area. Snake River Fund plans to create the video in honor of Travis Ziehl and his efforts to protect our national treasure.
A celebration of life for Jackson resident Travis Martin Ziehl is planned for April 12 at Hole Bowl. More details will follow in coming weeks. His family provided the following. Read obituary >>
Travis gave us a lifetime of smiles and laughter: