What We Do

The Payette Land Trust is dedicated to conserving for future generations the scenic, agricultural, ranch, recreational, historic and wildlife values of Idaho.

How the Land Trust Works

When a landowner decides they want their land conserved in a specific way, we help them through the legal process and manage that conservation going forward. We also accumulate and conserve various land holdings ourselves. We manage this land with the intent of serving the public’s interest in shared use, scenic open space, and maintaining wildlife corridors.

Projects & Events

With so much land to conserve, it’s important we take a strategic approach. We follow the vision of landowners and the public to connect the dots of important natural features and ecosystems. In this way, we focus our efforts on conserving land around natural features, areas of public use, and growing existing swaths of conserved land. For example, we may focus on land along the riverfront or along Highway 55.

Our Properties

Explore what we already conserve. Landowners are the heroes who decide they want to leave a legacy of open space or ranching instead of development and sprawl. It is their desire to conserve the natural beauty that has given us this job and these land holdings. If we can grow this list of beautiful properties, you can know your grandchildren will be experiencing a landscape similar to the one you so value.