The Teton Regional Land Trust is increasing conservation efforts along Teton Creek in Teton Valley, Idaho. The Land Trust helped the Rogel family permanently protect 58 acres of land along Teton Creek with a conservation easement. The conservation easement is a legal agreement that allows for farming and ranching on the property as well as the construction of one home, but permanently restricts any additional future development.
This conservation easement will permanently protect the stream corridor, winter range for elk and mule deer, and provide refuge for big game, bears, songbirds, and raptors.
Gabe and Sara Rogel moved to Teton Valley, Idaho eleven years ago. After many years of searching, they finally found the perfect piece of land in Driggs. Admittedly, the Rogels did consider subdividing and developing the property in the early stages of ownership. However, it since became clear that preserving the unique piece of land was what really mattered. “It was important to protect the creek and natural habitat for wildlife. We are proud to know that this great piece of land is protected no matter what may happen in Teton Valley in the future. The most rewarding aspect of this process is to know that the land is now protected forever”, Gabe Rogel explained.
Gabe Rogel also noted, “I hope that other landowners see the value in conservation and will follow suit. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of preserving this beautiful valley”.
Gabe Rogel also commented that he feels especially proud to have protected land that is located in town. “As development persists, and less open space is available in Driggs, it makes us feel good knowing a significant amount of land will remain untouched within the city limits”.
“It’s wonderful to see land along Teton Creek protected. This piece of land contributes vital open space to Teton Valley and expands our protection efforts along Teton Creek,” stated Teton Regional Land Trust Land Protection Director, Joselin Matkins.
The Land Trust is very happy to announce that this transaction marks the 80th conservation easement and over 10,000 acres protected in the Teton Valley. Since its inception in 1990, the Teton Regional Land Trust has worked with willing landowners to protect over 31,000 acres of land in Eastern Idaho.
Meet Teton Regional Land Trust Board Member and Conservation Easement Donor, Tim Brockish. In this short video, Tim will tell you a bit about this year's Membership Raffle in this short video! Click on his image to watch!
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