In April, the very slow movement of Jackson’s East Gros Ventre Butte slope since 2012 expedited when visible cracks were identified on the hillside above the town’s main street of West Broadway. Over the next few days evacuations were placed on the surrounding residences and commercial buildings as the visible cracks became a landslide.
The town was in dire need of fill material to build a temporary dirt road for access and to add weight to the toe of the slide for buttressing.
“Rendezvous Lands Conservancy is a community organization. Seeing that our community needed help in the form of pit run (gravel) and being in a position to provide pit run since we are currently constructing Rendezvous Park, it was an easy decision to donate the almost 80,000 tons of material needed to help with stabilization efforts at the Budge Slide site,”
said Hal Hutchinson, Board President, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy.
Rendezvous Lands Conservancy is proud to have been able to help our community when it was in need. The landslide has had a significant impact and will no doubt continue to be of major focus for years to come as further repair and future plans are needed.