Flat Creek Ranch
Luxury Dude Ranch


Luxury Dude Ranch

Maintaining Sustainability

Since Flat Creek Ranch was homesteaded in 1922, maintaining its natural beauty has been one of the highest priorities. We have continued that century-old legacy and hope that we may carry it on well into the future.

Conservation is a central philosophy driving our operations, aiming to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of our activities, while striving for big long-term achievements.

We have linked arms with several of our community’s leading organizations to continue to encourage the growth of consciousness and develop a better understanding of sustainability.

As guests of the ranch, we hope you’ll embrace the importance of the incredible pristine environment that surrounds you and perhaps take home a richer understanding of living a sustainable life.

BEST Certification

Business Emerald Sustainability Tier: The standards in the BEST program are comparable to the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive environmental, community, and economic sustainability criteria.

We take our sustainability efforts seriously and are honored to be one of the few Jackson Hole businesses that has qualified for the BEST certification!

Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to preserve open space and the critical wildlife habitat, magnificent scenic vistas, and historic ranching heritage of Western Wyoming.

By working cooperatively with the owners of the area’s privately owned open lands, the Jackson Hole Land Trust has ensured the permanent protection of over 55,000 acres in and around Jackson Hole.

Register of Historic Places in Wyoming

Flat Creek Ranch joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

This is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

RRR Business leader of Jackson

Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling (ISWR) is pleased to present a new and improved Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders program! Originally established in 2007, RRR Business Leaders was a casualty of the Great Recession. Thanks to generous support from 1% for the Tetons and several other community partners, ISWR is able to revitalize and re-launch this popular community program in 2014! What is RRR Business Leaders? RRR Business Leaders is a green business certification program and membership-based association managed by ISWR.

Jackson Hole has become one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations

Yellowstone is one of the most visited national parks in the United States.

Teton County, where Jackson Hole and the Southern half of Yellowstone are located, 97 percent of the land is divided into protected national parks, national forests and wildlife refuges, meaning it will always stay wild and publicly available.

Yellowstone and the surrounding areas comprise the largest intact natural ecosystem in the lower 48 states and the park houses wildlife such as wolves, various kinds of bear, deer and bison that visitors and locals love to see.

Jackson Hole & Yellowstone was one of the first destinations to adopt sustainability standards in its management and it successfully continues to do so.

Learn more about sustainable destinations.

Capital investment in solar system in 1999 and new replacement in 2015

All aspects of Ranch operations are low-impact and updated as technology allows:

  • Comprehensive recycling governs food and beverage service.

  • Our small but efficient garden reduces commercial dependency and waste

  • All freshwater and trekking adventures are as non-intrusive as possible and conservancy-driven.

  • Our low impact design and focus on raising guests’ awareness of how to care for their environment highlights our commitment to a greener present and future for tourism.

  • Our commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated through its interaction with its staff and guests. We seize every opportunity to impart our knowledge on best practice where sustainability is concerned. This knowledge sharing has often had unexpected but welcome results.

  • The Flat Creek family views nature conservation as an important product of their ranch management practices. They approach each piece of land from a holistic perspective, looking at the ecosystem’s health from a landscape-scale and then narrowing its focus to particular areas of concern.