Acres Protected: 3
Date Acquired: 2003
Partners: Bluff Homeowners Association, Sun Valley Elkhorn Association, and the City of Sun Valley
When a three-acre parcel came onto the market near the heart of Elkhorn in Sun Valley, Wood River Land Trust worked with nearby homeowners’ associations and the City of Sun Valley to protect this beautiful native landscape in the midst of development.
Together, the project partners raised the necessary funds in a relatively short time frame. As the final step in the protection process, permanent development restrictions were placed on the land and the parcel was turned over to the Sun Valley Elkhorn Association to be managed with their other open space holdings. This project is a great example of the community coming together to protect locally important open spaces that will be enjoyed by the community forever.