Lemhi Regional Land Trust

In 2005, Lemhi County landowners formed the Lemhi Regional Land Trust in order to generate and provide funds and resources for the preservation of land and natural resources, and in particular, central Idaho's ranchlands and agricultural land. The organization is home-grown and deeply concerned about the rapid conversion of agricultural lands to subdivisions and ranchettes. The group's primary goal is to maintain stewardship opportunities for landowners that allow them to conserve the land's agricultural, natural and cultural resources.

Lemhi Regional Land Trust has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2006.

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Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Photo courtesy of Lemhi Regional Land Trust.

Lemhi Regional Land Trust Grant history

2016

$90,000 - A two-year grant to expand and leverage the group’s capacity to implement landscape-scale protection projects in Idaho’s Lemhi and Custer Counties. Place-based conservation

2014

$100,000 - A two-year grant to expand and leverage the groups capacity to implement landscape-scale protection projects in Idahos Lemhi County. Place-based conservation

2014

$3,000 - To Allow LRLT's executive director to participate in the Art of Leadership training held at Hollyhock. Opportunity fund

2012

$80,000 - A two-year grant to expand and leverage the group's capacity to implement landscape-scale protection projects in Idaho's Lemhi County. Place-based conservation

2012

$10,000 - To support the Central Idaho Rangelands Network. Grassroots fund

2010

$90,000 - To expand and leverage the groups capacity to implement landscape-scale protection projects in Idahos Lemhi County. Place-based conservation

2010

$1,050 - To provide testimony to the House Subcommittee on Natural Resources. Opportunity fund

2008

$60,000 - A two-year grant to expand and leverage the groups capacity to implement landscape-scale protection projects in Idahos Lemhi County. Place-based conservation

2007

$20,000 - To conserve ranchland, wildlife habitat and environmental and cultural resources in central Idaho's Lemhi County. Place-based conservation

2006

$10,000 - To conserve ranchland, wildlife habitat and environmental and cultural resources in central Idaho's Lemhi County. Grassroots fund

Lemhi Regional Land Trust Successes

Tyler family in Lemhi Valley protects ranch's salmon habitat

Tyler family in Lemhi Valley protects ranch's salmon habitat

The largest conservation easement that Bonneville Power Administration has ever funded was completed on the Tyler Ranch in the Lemhi Valley of Idaho. The easement includes about 10 miles of the meandering Lemhi River and half a dozen tributaries. This conservation easement has been a top priority for state and federal authorities for years because this stretch of the Lemhi contributes about 60 percent of the river's spawning habitat for threatened salmon and steelhead. The agreement wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of the Tyler family and Brainerd grantee Lemhi Regional Land Trust, which helped broker the deal.