• The Start of a Movement

    And the work has just begun. It was back in 1989 that the idea of a Land Trust in Teton Valley was born. Early discussions by Michael Whitfield, a multigenerational resident, and others reflected a growing concern about the increasing development in Teton Valley and the effect these changes were having on wildlife and ranching.

  • Teton Basin

    Because of the rare plant and wide-ranging animal species that depend upon it, the Teton River Basin has been ranked the number one private lands conservation priority area within the entire Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for its combination of irreplaceable ecological value and vulnerability.

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  • Teton Basin

    Steeped in agricultural tradition, farming and ranching remains significant in Teton Basin, benefitting both people and wildlife.

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  • South Fork

    The South Fork Snake River corridor from Swan Valley to Menan Buttes is one of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s most outstanding fish and wildlife resources, including the cottonwood gallery forest along this reach of the river, named the number one wildlife resource in Idaho.

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  • Sand Creek and Middle Henry’s Fork

    Because of the combination of rare plant and animal populations in the area, the Henry’s Fork River is ranked as the number two conservation priority within the entire Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for its irreplaceable ecological value.

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  • Island Park and Shotgun Valley

    The Island Park Caldera, the Henry’s Lake Flat, Shotgun Valley, and the south slope of the Centennial Range make up a large and diverse landscape, where there are is great value for migratory and wintering elk and sage grouse, raptor migration corridors, and expansive habitats of value to many species.

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A Legacy of Lands in the Upper Snake River Valley

The Teton Regional Land Trust works to preserve important agricultural lands and fish and wildlife habitat in Eastern Idaho for the benefit of future generations. Our conservation efforts are for charitable and educational intentions exclusively. We believe it is vital to be professional, fair, and accountable in all our activities as a non-profit community organization. We are committed to build and sustain an organization that can provide conservation opportunities and stewardship in perpetuity.

TRLT is a regional organization with a regional perspective. We believe that open space provides important ecological, economic, educational, recreational, and spiritual benefits to the watersheds and communities of our region. We work pro-actively and collaboratively to conserve these open space resources throughout the Upper Snake River Valley.