By Julia Tellman, Teton Valley News The Teton Regional Land Trust, founded in August of 1990, now oversees 36,400 acres of land in conservation easements split among 132 landowners in its six-county eastern Idaho service area (with some spill-over into neighboring states). But Michael Whitfield, a founding member of the nonprofit who also served as […]
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Story and Photos by Steve Stuebner Before knowing much about land trusts, Ashton farmer John Nedrow thought they were some kind of sinister force seeking to take over his farm and force landowners off their property. “Back then, I thought they were the enemy,” Nedrow said in an interview on his alfalfa and malt-barley farm, […]
Trumpeter Swans are one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species, yet one of the rarest breeding birds in the west. They are among the largest waterfowl species in the world and exhibit highly cognizant behavior, have strong family bonds, and can live up to 25 years in the wild. Trumpeter Swans were once widespread […]
Trumpeter Swans are one of our region’s most iconic birds and embody the extraordinary landscape we call home. Trumpeter Swans are the largest waterfowl species native to North America, and in addition to being visually magnificent, they exhibit highly cognizant behavior, form strong family bonds, and can live up to 25 years in the wild. […]
DRIGGS, ID (September 29, 2020) —The U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund announce that approximately 960-acres of land located in a remote forested area in Teton County, Idaho is now protected in perpetuity, thanks to a partnership that also includes the Teton Regional Land Trust, supportive landowners at the Beartooth Group, Teton County Commissioners, […]
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the Teton Regional Land Trust increased the protection of a large wetland complex at the head of Spring Creek, near Tetonia, and secured important habitat for Sandhill Cranes. Just upstream of the confluence of Spring Creek and North Leigh Creek, the Spring Creek Ranch is a mix of wetlands and […]
Teton Regional Land Trust leads the Greater Yellowstone Sandhill Crane Initiative, which is a project focused on the protection of habitat for Sandhill Cranes. Sandhill Cranes are one of the most iconic species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and are especially effective drivers for conservation initiatives due to their status as an umbrella species. Each […]
One of my favorite things about living in Teton Valley is the Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s annual Tin Cup Challenge. The generosity of our community, the endless hours of volunteering, and the opportunity to learn about the incredible accomplishments of our valley’s nonprofits are energizing and inspiring. In fact, just the act of giving […]
Tell us about growing up in Idaho: I was born in Pocatello, Idaho to parents who initially traveled from New Hampshire to visit family. My dad immediately fell in love with the vast landscape and chose to relocate. I’m forever grateful my parents made time to introduce my brother and me to skiing. I’ve been […]
The Yellowstone cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri) is a striking fish, noted for the red slash along the jaw-hence its name. Its body is mostly yellow-brown with darker olive or gray hues on the back, lighter yellow on its sides, and a highly variable black spotting pattern. They are native to the Yellowstone River, Snake […]
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