In Memoriam – Joselin Matkins

March 16, 1978 to January 8, 2021

Our beloved Joselin Matkins, our Executive Director, will be remembered for her dedication, passion, and exceptional work in conservation, primarily in the Upper Snake River region in eastern Idaho. She was a loving daughter, partner, mentor, and friend to many. The legacy she leaves behind is a lifetime accomplishment and an amazing gift that all of us and future generations will benefit from.

Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and colleagues as we all try to make sense of this unimaginable loss. The Land Trust is committed to advancing the work Joselin was so passionate about and honoring her memory.

To honor Joselin, a memorial fund has been established, you can learn about the Joselin Matkins Enduring Spirit Fund here.

  • 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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Had a super time helping Jeske Grave from Teton Regional Land Trust put up an electric fence. The horses were attracted to our filthy, salty car and Jeske had to expertly shoo them away! Git along little horsies! 🐎 🐎❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Had a super time helping Jeske Grave from Teton Regional Land Trust put up an electric fence. The horses were attracted to our filthy, salty car and Jeske had to expertly shoo them away! Git along little horsies! 🐎 🐎❤️Image attachment

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