For Generations To Come
Our wild places and working lands define the regional character and attract visitors from near and far. The Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust works in Southeast Idaho to safeguard the unique landscape that we call home. To date we have protected over 4,200 acres.
What We Do
The Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust works with willing landowners in Southeast Idaho to conserve private land. We are a private, non-profit organization.
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 do this by working with landowners to create tailored agreements, known as conservation easements, to protect private land while keeping it in private ownership.
We welcome the participation of everyone who values the beauty, productivity and wildlife of Southeast Idaho’s private lands and the stewardship of the people who own them. These lands harbor cold, clean streams for wild fish, sagebrush steppe for mule deer and elk and valuable wetlands for a host of wildlife. These lands are also the foundation of our heritage and our economy. Whether you live, work or play here, there is a role for you to help protect the rivers, streams, meadows and the open spaces that make this place matter.
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 southeastern Idaho—lead our board and oversee our work. Local volunteers help us carry out our mission and stretch our budget.
Southeast Idahoans came together in 2004 to create an organization that could work with private landowners who wanted to conserve their farms and ranches. With the support of members and landowners, we have conserved 23 critical properties, over 5 miles of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout habitat and thousands of acres of range land for mule deer and elk. In 2013, we joined the ranks of land trusts accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a testament to the high quality and endurance of our work.