Since 2007, the Wood River Land Trust has been working with local homeowners, businesses, HOAs, and municipalities to implement landscaping that keeps our rivers clean and our local fish populations healthy.


Speakers shared their knowledge during our 2019 Speaker Series. Find out about our 2020 Speaker Series below


Homeowners, businesses, or HOA's have signed up to be part of the Trout Friendly Program. Join them and sign up today!


Municipalities have adopted Trout Friendly guidelines into their codes


All Membership levels receive a subscription to the monthly TF newsletter which has informative information on how you can become more TF and has links to local and national articles related to the program’s BMP.  Also you will get inclusive invites seminars by landscape professionals and updates on Wood River Land Trust projects!



If you want to learn or already follow Trout Friendly’s Best Management Practices sign up for a Community Member membership and get your yard certified.  Certification will provide recommendations how you can become even more Trout Friendly to ensure the health of the Big Wood River and its aquifer!  Be proud of your yard and display a Trout Friendly sign which is provided with your donation.Link not working?  Download the PDF HERE, fill it out, and mail it to the Wood River Land Trust at 119 E. Bullion Ave Hailey, ID 83333


The Trout Friendly program’s main goal is to protect and enhance the health of the Big Wood River and its aquifer.  This will ensure a healthy fishery and drinking water for the Wood River Valley. The Trout Friendly program accomplishes this through educational outreach to the community by providing seminars with landscape professionals, working with local landscape companies to implement Trout Friendly best management practices, and providing important information on our website to reduce the use of water and synthetic pesticides and incorporate native plants to increase wildlife habitat.  Your membership will allow the program to thrive and protect our treasured Big Wood River! Ambassadors will receive all of the benefits listed below and will also get a Trout friendly t-shirt and trucker hat.


 As a professional member of our Trout Friendly program, you are communicating to the community that you value the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices.  When community members contact the Wood River Land Trust for support in implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in their own yards, your business is where we refer them to.  We also recognize your dedication to a healthy Big Wood River by listing your business on our website and in our newsletters and other communications as appropriate.  We also welcome you to add your own company sticker to our Trout Friendly Yard Signs when you are assisting a homeowner with implementing the Best Management Practices, increasing your visibility and commitment. 


Trout Friendly T-Shirt (Back and Front); Sizes S-XL


Trout Friendly Hats: Green Front/Green Mesh Back | Black Front/Grey Mesh Back | Green Front/Cream Mesh Back


Please use the form below to sign up! If you are using choosing to become an Ambassador, please specify what hat, and your shirt size in the COMMENTS box!


Thursday, April 23
Community Campus
1050 Fox Acres Rd, Hailey

A panel of local experts – from beekeepers to farmers – will be discussing the importance of maintaining a healthy, local pollinator population.

Saturday, April 25
Campion Ice Center
771 S. Main Street, Hailey

Come speak to Wood River Land Trust staff about the Trout Friendly Program, and how you can implement the Best Management Practices at your own home!


Find out more about the benefits that the Trout Friendly Program can have for you, and some great tips on how to implement the program in your landscape.


These local businesses are an amazing resource for when you are looking to implement the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices into your own landscape!  Our business partners range from nurseries where you can purchase native and waterwise plants, to full service landscape companies that will help maintain your yard in alignment with your own Trout Friendly ideals.  We value these businesses’ commitment to keeping our fisheries healthy!  In addition, we are proud to partner with local municipalities and homeowners associations to advocate for Trout Friendly Best Management Practices on a broad scale.


Do you want to install a Trout Friendly, low water irrigation system?  Are you looking to swap some of your landscaping plants out for Trout Friendly Natives?  Do you have plans to overhaul your whole yard and need some landscape design advice?  Look no further than these local businesses and firms!  They are well versed in our Trout Friendly Best Management Practices, and are the first people you should call for advice, help, and products.


Eco Irrigation is a water conservation business that installs and monitors smart irrigation technology to maximize water savings. By using modern technology to adjust and personalize your landscape, we plan to save you money and conserve water.  Eco Irrigation is offering an opportunity for people to be more environmentally sustainable with their water usage on landscapes.

C-U Next Storm:

When you hire the landscapers from U Next Storm Landscaping in Hailey, our experienced team will provide professional services at an affordable price. We’ll focus on the little details that will make your property look polished all year long, and you’ll be amazed by our high-quality work and design plans. We offer lawn maintenance, landscape and hardscape design and installation, sprinkler systems, and irrigation systems.

Whitehead’s Landscaping Inc.

Voted Best Of The Valley For 7 Straight Years!

Whitehead’s Landscaping is a full service landscaping company committed to offering quality services at competitive prices.

Lily & Fern:

In 2015 Lily & Fern became a division of Whitehead’s Landscaping, making it possible to offer full service custom garden design and maintenance programs, with you in mind.  Our services include garden design, landscape design, beautiful installation, and maintenance programs.  Plus, we have an awesome organic vermicomposting system.  The end result of Vermicomposting is Vermicast, which is what is left after the worms completely break down the material! The reason why Vermicompost is considered “black gold” is because it is packed full of water-soluble nutrients. When added to the soil that your plants are already rooted in, it acts as a nutrient-dense, organic fertilizer, as well as a soil conditioner.

Magic Valley Turf Grass:

Magic Valley Turfgrass offers diverse sod options for residential, commercial, sports and golf properties.  Please visit out products tab to review the various types of turfgrass sod offered.  Products include options for drought tolerance, low maintenance, shade tolerance, athletic fields and a native grass blend.

Greenscape Lawn & Garden Inc.

At Greenscape Lawn and Garden, we understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. We have a team of experts that will consult with you to determine your exact needs. From landscape maintenance to new construction, our residential and commercial clients in the Sun Valley area know that when they call Greenscape Lawn and Garden they will get the best.

Webb Landscaping:

Welcome to Webb Landscape, Inc. From our humble one-man, one-mower beginnings, Webb has always believed in improvement through innovation and a tradition of best practices.  We operate year-round at our three living stores in Bellevue, Ketchum and Twin Falls. We are also on the job every season building incredible landscapes and servicing properties to maintain the Webb quality standard.



While we can all make changes on an individual level, our HOA partners are taking things a step further by implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices to whole housing associations.  If you belong to a HOA and would like them to consider implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in your community, have them call us at (208) 788-3947 to find out more.

We would like to thank

Thunder Spring Condominium Owners Assn, Inc.

for their longtime commitment to implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in their community!