Volunteers are a crucial component of Wood River Land Trust’s work. Volunteers help us care for the land entrusted to us, plan and implement community events, and conduct office and field work.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help us out with archiving some of the media we’ve accumulated over the last year.  Please fill out the form below if you’re interested in helping out!



  • Planning work days on local preserves
  • Conducting field research on preserves and on the Big Wood River
  • Collating and synthesizing field work data
  • Adopt-a-Preserve, in which you work with a group of your neighbors to maintain the health and beauty of a Wood River Land Trust preserve in your own neighborhood
  • Helping prepare membership and community mailings
  • Planning and implementing fundraising and community events


Ed and Carmen Northen moved to the Wood River Valley in June, 2003. Since they had lived near the ocean for so many years, they thought they would visit the Valley and experience the mountain winter before taking the plunge. They moved here for two years and fell in love with the un-crowded spaces, the nearness of the Big Wood River and Silver Creek, and easily accessible mountain ranges for hiking, fishing, mountain biking and camping.

The two of them are committed to being good stewards of the Land Trust’s Boxcar Bend and Draper Wood River Preserve, and they have spent countless hours maintaining trails, pulling weeds, and performing other land management duties.

Of their association with the Land Trust, Carmen notes that they liked the idea of being involved with a local conservation group. 

“It seemed a natural choice to team up on projects since we have the same goals in wanting to protect the river and the wild areas of the valley.”

Ed and Carmen NorthernPreserve Stewards