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Our 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.

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Let's show the foothills some love! The Watchman trial took a hit this spring and could use a little TLC!

This project is open to the first 15 people who sign up. Register today by clicking here!

We will be digging drainage dips to keep erosion at bay and help make the trail more...

Stack Rock is an icon of the Treasure Valley and has been a destination for recreationists for decades.  But to get there can mean traveling on private land without permission.   The only public trails access is over 9 miles long from Bogus Basin Ski Resort – too far for most hikers.  When Boise City acquired Stack Rock with Foothills levy money and a private donation, the need for a direct...

Volunteers working on Harrision Hollow all-season trail
Join the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley as we continue work to minimize erosion on the trails in the Hollow.

This project is open to the first 15 people who sign up. Click here to register today!  

Where: Harrison...

Hiker in Harrison Hollow

Two years ago we celebrated our supporters who made it possible for the Land Trust to purchase and permanently protect the 59 acres known as Harrison Hollow.  Today we celebrate another milestone as Boise City purchased 259 acres adjacent to Harrison Hollow creating an even larger open space expanse of amazing trails, views, rare plants and opportunity for outdoor recreation...

Volunteers doing trail work

The 3 Bears trail took a hit this spring and needs your help! Volunteer with the Land Trust as we work on upper 3 Bears Trail. Space is limited. You can chalk this up to getting a jump on Earth Day!  Register today by clicking...

Perkins Nature Area photo

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...

With help from over 700 supporters, the Land Trust purchased Harrison Hollow.  Boise City acquired the adjacent land with foothills serial levy money.  Now this 319 acre natural area called Hillside to the Hollow Reserve, needs a long range management plan.

And you get to help create the plan! You can provide your ideas several ways....
All-weather trail in Harrison Hollow Nature Area

An all-weather trail in the Harrison Hollow Nature Area provides a great spot to recreate during fall and 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...

Join the Land Trust for the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, March 8, and get inspired to conserve scenic places close to home!  The Film Festival showcases independent, award-winning films that tell the story of communities around the world working to preserve and protect the environment.

 

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