BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Our members make up an incredible community of people who care about protecting the wild spaces and happy places that make our Valley so special. They help ensure that our trails remain open, that we can embark on restoration projects, that students can come and enjoy the wonder of nature, and that these iconic landscapes are open for everyone to enjoy. Become a member today, and make a difference right here in your community.

The Wood River Land Trust is partnering with the City of Ketchum on an exciting project that will restore 2,000 feet of the Big Wood River within the Hulen Meadows Pond reach, reconnect 4.5 acres of floodplain habitat to improve fish and wildlife habitat, and restore the Hulen Meadows pond in a way that will provide access to this beautiful place for people of all abilities and walks of life.

We have held a number of public open houses on the project, the most recent on-site on October 21, 2020.  You can review the river restoration design and potential amenities design options at ketchum.idaho.org/sunpeak.  Please consider providing a public comment through their website.

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Santo at rsanto@woodriverlandtrust.org or 208-788-3947.

We’ve highlighted some of our most iconic preserves onto one easy to access webpage!  This selection of preserves has everything you need to keep your family happy. Some of these preserves even have special preserve passports that you can use while touring the preserves with your little explorers.

These preserves feature trails that are easy to navigate, water to cool off in, and safe parking. We believe that special places like these should be accessible to all, regardless of physical ability or background. Starting with these most beloved preserves, we’re working to improve the experience for all people looking to access nature.

SAVE YOUR LAND WITH A CONSERVATION EASEMENT

Some of the ways that you can benefit from protecting their land by working with Land Trust include:

  • Saving Limited Resources: Land is a scare resource. Efforts to conserve land lead to better scenic views, cleaner water, wildlife habitat, and more land to enjoy.
  • Tax Deductions: Qualified donations of land and conservation easements are tax deductible
  • Estate Planning: Conservation easements reduce the value of the land proportionally to how restrictive the terms are in the easement making the transfer of land to an heir less complicated. This in turn can reduce the amount of property taxes that are owed on it.
  • Increases Surrounding Property Values: Protected land has been proven to increase the value of land in surrounding areas.
  • Encourages Efficient Development: Land protected from development can encourage efficient development in existing areas rather than encouraging sprawl.

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OUR MISSION

To protect and sustain the treasured landscapes and life-giving waters of the Wood River Valley and inspire love for this special place for generations to come.

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