Thank you to the more than 75 supporters who chose to help conserve nature close to home by donating to the Land Trust on May 2nd during Idaho Gives. The one-day online giving event raised over $3750 for the Land Trust and over $500,000 total for nonprofits across the state. The Land Trust is setting aside 10% of the proceeds from the day for trail maintenance in the foothills. Check out...
The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley's mission is to conserve nature close to home by creating opportunities for protecting the natural, scenic, recreational, historic and agricultural values of southwestern Idaho's open spaces through collaborative efforts for current and future generations. The Land Trust identifies lands with special natural, scenic, recreational and agricultural values, and works with willing landowners to conserve these lands through acquisition, easement, education, and good stewardship.
An all-weather trail in the Harrison Hollow Nature Area provides a great spot to recreate during spring showers. Volunteers and staff improved the main trail with all-weather materials (compacted gravel) to make the trail usable when other trails are muddy. Users have shared their enthusiasm for this all-season access to the nature area. Thanks to REI, Inc. and Boise City for providing...
Blacks Creek has been known for years as a place to target shoot and ride ATV’s across the landscape. The place was a mess, to put it lightly. Not the sort of place you might think of as a nature reserve. But the 600 acre site is a rare desert oasis of water and mudflats surrounded by sagebrush creating a unique blend of habitat types. It serves as an important migration stopover for...
Congratulations to the community for successfully raising the money necessary to purchase the 59 acres known as Harrison Hollow. The Land Trust bought the parcel in December 2011. This portion of Harrison Hollow is now permanently saved from development forever. An open house was held in March to gather public input for a land management plan. Look for additional input opportunities as the...
Duane Perkins and his wife Anna owned property on Eagle Island since the 1960's. At over 90 years old, Mr. Perkins decided to protect his land forever as a nature area. The Land Trust is honored to be the trustee of this parcel and the recipient of his confidence that we will uphold his desire for a nature area. A management plan is in process and the opportunity to utilize the parcel as an...
Spring 2013 Newsletter
When the Pot Boiled Over
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