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.


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.

Land Trust Alliance

PLT is a member of the Land Trust Alliance (currently undergoing accreditation), which is a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts and their 4.6 million supporters nationwide.

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.