Tag your face, not the place.
We are loving some places to death. Geotagging on social media isn’t the only reason this is happening, but it is part of the problem. In the spirit of Jackson Hole’s longstanding tradition of conservation, a local group created a new environmental initiative, “Tag Responsibly, Keep Jackson Hole Wild.” When you share a photo of one of the amazing places you find on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, please skip a specific location tag and use the generic location tag, “Tag Responsibly, Keep Jackson Hole Wild.” Help conserve the Bridger-Teton National Forest for generations to come.
And if someone insists on knowing where you took a photo? We have an easy answer for this one. “In an effort to protect this place from overuse and to encourage people explore on their own. I don’t disclose specific locations.” Looking for some inspiration on why you should try exploring rather than heading to the waterfall or lake you saw on Instagram? Check out our blog The Joy of Exploring.
This information was adapted from Wind River Wilderness Alliance, visit their website for more wilderness ethics info.