MEMBERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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 provides ADA access and amenities, increases fish and wildlife habitat by reconnecting the floodplain, and will decrease flooding impacts to the residents of Ketchum.  The Sun Peak Preserve project will restore natural fluvial processes to the Big Wood River and preserve the Hulen Meadows Pond.

We are looking for your support for this project at a public open house on 10/21 at 4:00 pm at the Hulen Meadow Pond. We will provide amenity design options for ADA access and to create a space for all users to enjoy Hulen Meadows Pond and the Big Wood River.  You can review the design options and river restoration design at ketchum.idaho.org/sunpeak.

Look forward to seeing you! 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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