Stewardship program

Once a conservation easement transaction is completed, the land trust shares responsibility with the landowner to ensure that the conservation values (e.g., wildlife habitat, working farms and ranches) of the property will be present for future generations. We use a variety of tools to establish or maintain sustainable land management practices, and work with agency and funding partners to complete restoration projects, organizing volunteer clean-ups, and more. 

Monitoring Season

May – September

Every year, the Land Trust monitors all conservation and fee-title properties to ensure that the terms of the agreement are upheld and that the conservation values of the property are maintained.

Volunteers, interns and committee members play a huge role in our monitoring visits by identifying local plants and wildlife, building knowledge of landscape features, educating the Land Trust on landscape history, and so much more. In return, our supporters are provided the unique experience of touring private and public properties throughout Southeastern Idaho while learning about Land Trust and agency projects in the landscape. This program provides Sagebrush Steppe with an ability to connect our communities to the landscape we love.

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out the volunteer intake form. Contact for questions.

Restoration Projects

Curlew National Grassland

In partnership with the US Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and a host of other partners, we are working to improve water quality and retention in Rock Creek located in the Curlew National Grassland. By re-elevating three miles of streambank, we are working to reduce bank erosion and reconnect the creek to its historic floodplain. Background for this project can be found on our YouTube page at:



Kackley Springs

As a cold-water input to the Bear River, Kackley Springs is an important spawning tributary for Bonneville cutthroat trout. Restoration efforts are intended to improve riparian habitat, water quality, and provide cover from predators for native fish populations. To date, we have removed non-native Russian olive and done a series of native vegetation plantings.

Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

In partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust is working to improve stream habitat and increase Yellowstone cutthroat trout production, survival, and connectivity on 6 miles of the Blackfoot River. Restoration work is located on the Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), approximately 20 miles northeast of Soda Springs and directly bordering the Rasmussen Valley Mine.


Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust Logo

Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization incorporated in 2004, and a “qualified organization” within the meaning of section 170(h)(3) of the IRS Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 82-6092501

Photographs throughout this website were donated by Sarah Jackson and various other Land Trust supporters over the years.


Contact us

109 N Arthur Ave, Suite 300
Spaulding Building
Pocatello, ID 83204

Mailing Address
PO Box 1404
Pocatello ID 83204

Office: (208) 240-6045
Field Cell: (208) 241-4662