Working Together

PLT understands conserving the West Central Mountains of Idaho is a task we can not accomplish alone. PLT collaborates with many different groups, organizations and entities across the west to help us carry forward our mission.

Land Trust Alliance

PLT is an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance. 

Accreditation Seal with Description

Each accredited land trust completes a rigorous review process and joins a network of organizations united by strong ethical practices. This trusted network of land trusts has demonstrated fiscal accountability, strong organizational leadership, sound transactions and lasting stewardship of the lands they conserve.

The seal is awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The volunteers who serve on the Commission represent a diverse group of land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country. For more information please visit


PLT is a member of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts (ICOLT). ICOLT works with land trusts and partners across the Gem State to advance and support excellence in private land conservation.

Heart of the Rockies Initiative

The Heart of the Rockies Initiative is a partnership of 26 local, regional and national land trusts in the Central Rockies of North America. Working from common ground to find lasting, locally-driven solutions to the social and ecological challenges across the region. Together, they help land trusts, landowners and communities share ideas, connections and technologies across boundaries. They encourage high standards of science, transparency and integrity, and we provide a large scale collective voice for private land conservation.
PLT is a member of the Heart of the Rockies Initiative.

Indigeneous Outreach

Payette Land Trust is working with Wallowa Land Trust, Blue Mountain Land Trust and Palouse Land Trust on creating a day-long retreat in Lapwai, ID on the Nez Perce Tribe Reservation (NPT) in the summer of 2022. This is in an effort to generate new connections and create a long lasting partnership with the NPT. The initial day-long retreat is designed for land trust members to exchange ideas and experience with tribal engagement. There will be opportunities to meet directly with tribal members and employees of the NPT to discuss possibilities for collaboration and to build relationships.

Local Educational Outreach

Payette Land Trust is working with Roots Forest School and the Alzar School to provide access to PLT properties and help foster a connection between local students and the outdoors.

Writing the Land

Writing the Land is a collaborative outreach project pairing land trusts with poets. PLT is honored to be the adopted land trust of local author CMarie Fuhrman.