News & Events

PLT Welcomes Board Member, Ryan Thomasson

Ryan has a degree in Industrial Technology Management and has worked in multiple states for a diverse set of companies. Wherever Ryan has settled he has taken the time to become an active member of the community.

In Seattle he sat as the vice president for his community water board. Upon moving to Illinois he served as a trustee for the Village of Port Barrington, a recreational based community located outside of Chicago with walking, biking and snowmobile trails, boating, fishing, and several parks and marinas within its boundaries. As Village Trustee he also oversaw streets and roads, working closely with the public works director to ensure the roads met the needs of the village residents. As a member of the planning commission he helped to guide the future direction of Port Barrington by reviewing approved use and conditional use permit requests to ensure they were in line with the recreational community values of Port Barrington.

Ryan and his wife, Kristi, have developed a deep connection with Valley County over the past five years and have a great interest in helping to conserve the West Central Mountains they now call home.

Recent Posts

Jay Masterson River Trail Dedication

Payette Land Trust is proud to announce the Jay Masterson River Trail dedication on Tuesday September 27th at 1:00 pm on the corner of Hait Ln and West Mountain Road. For years Jay has worked with PLT as the representative for the Blackhawk River Trail Association...

Cougar Island Auction Update

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) held the auction for Cougar Island on Wednesday, August 14th at the Water’s Edge Event Center in Eagle. Members from the United Payette Cougar Island Task Force and Steering Committee were there along with Payette Land Trust...

Cougar Island Update

COUGAR ISLAND AUCTION CONSERVATION STRATEGY Threat. The sale of Cougar Island poses the threat of privatization and development, which would diminish the viewsheds on the lake, end historic use enjoyed by generations, threaten water quality in Payette Lake and...

PLT Welcomes Board Member, Jennifer Duplisea

Payette Land Trust is proud to announce Jen Duplisea as our newest addition to the board of directors. Jen brings a wide range of skills which will compliment and expand the diversity of the current board. More about Jen and the rest of the PLT Team >>  

Hunt for the Heart

The inaugural Conserving the Heart of Idaho "Hunt for the Heart" is now underway! The 4 foot fiberglass heart painted by local artist, Colleen Hanley-Prior will be moving around the McCall area this summer.   HUNT FOR THE HEART INFO