Big or small, Idaho land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 557,409 football fields!
Idaho land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
50 years old (1972)
17 years old (2005)
26 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Idaho lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Idaho's most pressing issues.
Providing access to land for all: The accredited Kaniksu Land Trust created the Pine Street Woods project, trails made for all users and all abilities, whether they are runners, cyclists, social walkers, cross-country skiers and all outdoor enthusiasts.read more
Tackling climate change: The accredited Wood River Land Trust is expanding its Hailey Greenway project by adding 118 acres in Croy Canyon, adjacent to the City of Hailey’s Lions Park. This acquisition allows for an additional mile of stream and emergent wetland habitat restoration, protects an important wildlife migration corridor and provides an opportunity to reconnect the Big Wood River to its floodplain to help mitigate flooding in the community.Read more
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Teton Regional Land Trust has worked to protect and restore wetlands which, combined with Teton Basin’s strategic location, have created a unique opportunity to reestablish Trumpeter Swan nesting in Teton Valley, and enhance Trumpeter nesting throughout the Greater Yellowstone region.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.