THE CURLEW NATIONAL GRASSLAND MINISERIES PART 1 of 6: HISTORY
The Curlew area in Southeastern Idaho has a rich history of tribal use and homesteader’s hardships that have shaped the condition of the current landscape.
The Curlew Valley, where farming and ranching practices still persist, contains the only National Grassland in Idaho and is 1 of only 20 publicly-owned National Grasslands in the country.
The Curlew National Grassland is administered by the US Forest Service and encompases 46,000 acres.
Ashley Sondag as Volunteer for Spring Semester
Born in Pocatello, and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Ashley appreciates the grandeur of open space and nature. She is currently finishing a Masters of Public Administration at ISU, specializing in environmental policy and administration in hopes to one-day dedicate herself to protecting the landscapes that she holds so dear. Ashley has two undergraduate degrees: a B.A. in Political Science and another B.A. in International Studies. Outside the classroom, she competes for ISU’s track and cross-country teams. She is the current Big Sky Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year and as an undergraduate received the Outstanding Student Achievement award for the College of Arts and Letters. When not in the classroom or running, Ashley enjoys her time outdoors, often riding her horse, Faud.
What We Do
Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust works with willing landowners in Southeast Idaho to conserve private land by creating tailored agreements, known as conservation easements, to protect land while keeping it in private ownership.
Our mission is the heart of our work: To protect and enhance natural lands, wildlife habitat, and working farms and ranches in Southeast Idaho, now and for future generations.
We are a private, non-profit organization.
Where We Work
We serve the public, farmers and ranchers and others who care about conservation in seven counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power. Local residents—people who live and work in Southeast Idaho—lead our board and oversee our work. Local volunteers help us carry out our mission and stretch our budget.
109 N Arthur Ave, Suite 300
Pocatello, ID 83204
PO Box 1404
Pocatello ID 83204