We are incredibly lucky to live within the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states, where we have the opportunity to experience the rugged and vast landscape and see wildlife on a daily basis. The Greater Yellowstone not only provides refuge for wildlife, but also provides places for families to enjoy and connect. The Teton Regional Land Trust has been working for almost 30 years to protect what makes our valley so special. Despite our success – almost 35,000 acres permanently conserved across eastern Idaho – our region still faces many challenges that threaten the natural resources that we rely upon for ecological, cultural, and economic vitality. Today, we stand at a critical juncture. The Greater Yellowstone is one of the most diverse and ecologically unique ecosystems in the world in which many tracts of land are still unprotected. We need your help to protect these iconic lands and ensure Yellowstone’s legacy will be passed on to the future.
Passing on the Wonders of Yellowstone
Established in 1872, Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. Its unique geology and diversity of wildlife
Together with dedicated landowners, we’ve protected 11,000 acres in Teton Valley alone and over 15 miles along the banks of the Teton River. For species like moose, who are facing significant threats to their health and viability across North America, unfragmented riparian habitat is more important than ever to ensure they can survive and thrive. The lands protected along Teton River also ensure that boaters and recreationists can experience seeing wildlife while enjoying unobstructed Teton views!
We established the Woods Creek Fen Preserve and worked with community partners to improve access at Buxton River Park at Bates Bridge and along Teton Creek. Another community conservation initiative is Cranes in the Classroom, focused on educating kids about Sandhill Cranes and nature. These projects help to foster connection to our place and to steward our resources.
Preserving Community Character
We value working lands and our valley’s agricultural heritage. It is an integral part of our community, supporting local families, food, and the economy.
By supporting our work, you are an integral part of Teton Valley’s legacy, protecting iconic landscapes and species today and for the future!