Church Farm Preserve

Acres Protected:  131
Date Acquired:  2006
Public Benefits:  Public Recreation, Water Protection, Scenic Views

Church Farm Preserve is the gift that keeps on giving. Originally donated by Joyce Pearson, Wood River Land Trust leveraged her gift and extended the impact of her generosity. For several years, the Land Trust has leased the agricultural portions of the property to a local rancher, and used the money from the lease to cover stewardship and maintenance expenses for the property. Additionally, the Land Trust worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to establish a Wetlands Reserve Program conservation easement on the wetland areas, thereby protecting those resources. The funds received from that easement have also been designated to care for this special place in perpetuity.