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  • Planned Gifts and Legacy Society
    be considering how you can make a significant difference in conserving what makes the region so special its land and rural heritage While planned gifts take many forms they are the result of careful execution and an intention to make a lasting gift These could include bequests made in a will naming the Teton Regional Land Trust as a life insurance beneficiary or using tax wise giving options such as charitable remainder trusts and Donor Advised Funds Conservation supporters who have made planned gifts have had an extraordinary impact on our work Thanks to early planned gifts the Teton Regional Land Trust has been able to become a secure established land trust better equipped to monitor perpetual easements Planned gifts have also helped us protect thousands of acres and leverage millions of dollars in federal funding and foundation grants An Inspiring Example Local icon and long time proprietor of Mountaineering Outfitters in Driggs Idaho Fred Mugler was generous to many local causes including TRLT When he died in 2003 he extended his generosity into perpetuity by leaving a large portion of his estate to TRLT for the protection restoration and stewardship of land in Teton Valley Because of the permanent nature of our work Fred chose the Land Trust for his gift that he wanted to last forever His bequest helped protect in perpetuity over 1400 acres of land in Teton Valley including working farms and ranchland winter range for elk and mule deer scenic views along the Teton River and wetlands critical to wildlife His legacy also expanded our wetlands outdoor classroom in Woods Creek Fen creating a 60 acre property dedicated to helping students of all ages better understand and appreciate the wonderful place where we live Because so many federal grants require matching private dollars the impact

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/planned-gifts-contribute (2016-02-14)
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  • Gifts of Land
    Chester Wetlands Teacher Trunks Nordic Naturalists Focal Areas Map of Focal Areas South Fork Lower Henry s Fork Teton Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Gifts of Land Gifts of Land Donating Conservation Easements Donating a conservation easement is not only a gift to the Land Trust but a lasting contribution to the community future generations and to the health and welfare of the wildlife and habitat of the region In addition to the philanthropic motivations of donating a conservation easement income and estate tax incentives may apply For more information read the Easement information pages of this website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Gifts of Land In some cases donating your land outright to the Land Trust can meet your conservation goals In the past lands donated to TRLT have become some of our most valued preserves Other properties with less conservation value have been sold ro conservation buyers to raise funds for our work Contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-gifts-contribute (2016-02-14)
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  • Gifts of Stock
    Summary Map of Easements Home Gifts of Stock Gifts of Stock Many of our members prefer contributing stock rather than writing a check to fulfill their annual gift By giving appreciated property for example stocks or bonds you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation receive a tax deduction on the full value of the gift and support the Teton Regional Land Trust at a lower cost to you Donations of stock can also be used to endow an annual gift or establish a planned gift such as a charitable remainder trust or a donor advised fund For more information about gifts of stock or other appreciated property or to discuss planned giving opportunities call Diane Temple at 208 354 8939 How to Transfer Stock to the Teton Regional Land Trust To make a gift please notify your broker in writing that you are making a charitable gift of stock to Teton Regional Land Trust Teton Regional Land Trust s EIN number is 94 3146525 Please call us or have your broker contact Diane Temple to notify Teton Regional Land Trust of the transfer This is important because your name will not be included in the wire transfer

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/gos (2016-02-14)
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  • Volunteer
    Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Volunteer Volunteer Are you looking for a challenging volunteer opportunity that can help protect the Upper Snake River Valley TRLT is seeking volunteers for biological inventories restoration projects fence removal projects outreach and education events Opportunities range from one day to ongoing projects that will be both fun and rewarding Contact Holly Wolgamott to discuss volunteer

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/volunteer-contribute (2016-02-14)
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  • 800 Acres on the Fall River Preserved
    the Natural Resource Conservation Service the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and individual donors from eastern Idaho and western Wyoming Protecting key wildlife habitat on the Atchley property benefits the public The permanent conservation of the Atchley property says Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Steve Schmidt helps us maintain elk hunting in eastern Idaho Schmidt also points out that protecting the Atchley property will benefit many game and nongame species While wildlife inhabit the south facing hillsides sloping down to the river Clen and Emma farm the highlands growing potatoes barley wheat and alfalfa on the rich volcanic soils When he plants the crops every spring Clen is working the same ground his grandfather did four generations of Atchley have farmed ranched and raised their families near Ashton Ever since I came back to farm Clen explains it has been our goal to leave the soil and the environment in better condition than we found it We try not just to sustain our land but to improve its quality with long rotations best agricultural practices and respect for wildlife habitat Some ground should be left as it is beautiful productive and undeveloped Emma believes agriculture to be fundamental to society All culture begins with agriculture Artists poets everyone would have precious little time to pursue their crafts if they had to spend every day seeking food for themselves and their families she observes Because Clen and Emma had plans to expand the family s ranching and farming operation and could use the tax deductions available to farmers who protect their property permanently they offered to sell a conservation easement a permanent contract protecting the property s wildlife habitat and agricultural values to the Teton Regional Land Trust for far less than its appraised value Teton Regional Land Trust

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-protection/recent-projects/1365-800-acres-on-the-fall-river-preserved27 (2016-02-14)
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  • South Fork Property Preserved for Future Generations
    Frank L Koon homesteaded this property in 1906 building a sod house for his growing family and granaries for his growing crops Today three generations of the family live on the property Over the years father and son have resisted offers to sell off lots Instead they kept the land intact creating a haven for the deer great blue heron trumpeter swans ducks and geese that share the cottonwood bottomland with grazing cattle Jack Lee also sold a conservation easement on his property which adjoins the land owned by his father In all these transactions permanently protect over 191 acres of cottonwood forest pasture grain fields and wetlands We re fortunate to work with families like the Koons said Chet Work Executive Director of the Teton Regional Land Trust Their vision for the future of this property as a place that will be used for agriculture and for important wildlife habitat matches the Trust s hopes for this landscape The South Fork is one of the West s most scenic rivers and one of Idaho s most unique and diverse landscapes It forms the southern boundary of the Koons property Bannock Jim Slough meanders along the northern edge and the Henry s Fork is just a stone s throw away For people who enjoy floating or fishing the South Fork the easement ensures that views from the river will remain unspoiled Protecting the cottonwood forest helps keep the waters cool for Yellowstone cutthroat trout and provides breeding and nesting habitat for over 120 species of birds Using a conservation easement leaves the land in private ownership and on local property tax rolls The Land and Water Conservation Fund LWCF funded the purchase of this conservation easement First authorized in 1970 the LWCF targets specific BLM purchases of lands or interests

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-protection/recent-projects/1364-south-fork-property-preserved-for-future-generations26 (2016-02-14)
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  • 900 Acres Protected on the Pine Creek Bench
    Land Management BLM purchased two properties along the South Fork of the Snake River in Bonneville County Idaho using federal Land and Water Conservation Funds LWCF Support from the Idaho congressional delegation helped to secure the federal LWCF funding to acquire the properties The Teton Regional Land Trust worked closely with both landowners to find permanent conservation options for the properties Ultimately The Conservation Fund purchased an 862 acre Pine Creek Bench property and on December 22nd transferred 304 acres of the lands to the BLM for long term protection and management The Conservation Fund intends to convey the 558 acre balance of the property to BLM in the future as federal funding becomes available The property is located between the Pine Creek Canyon and the South Fork Snake River s Conant Valley Additionally the BLM purchased a second property with the assistance of the Teton Regional Land Trust This property on the Pine Creek Bench protects and provides scenic views of the South Fork and Swan Valley The landowners of both properties offered their properties to BLM because they wanted the land to be kept in its current natural state for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of the public who visit the South Fork of the Snake River Chet Work Executive Director of the Teton Regional Land Trust said The conservation partnership that is working to protect the unique resources of the South Fork has been fortunate this year we have had the opportunity to work with some very generous families who want to see the South Fork remain excellent habitat for fish and wildlife The Pine Creek Bench connects summer range in the high mountains with lower elevation winter range along the South Fork Snake River for elk moose and mule deer Along the Bench lie

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-protection/recent-projects/1363-900-acres-protected-on-the-pine-creek-bench25 (2016-02-14)
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  • Harris Family Protects 275 Acres for Future Generations
    with a conservation easement The Harris Family second and third generation ranchers worked with the Teton Regional Land Trust and the Bureau of Land Management BLM to conserve their land and its associated wildlife habitat for future generations The purchase of the conservation easement was funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund LWCF The land itself remains in the ownership of the Harris family We wanted to keep our land in one big piece and to keep it just the way it is but we needed funds to allow us to do so Don Harris said The Land Trust and the BLM made this possible for us By protecting their property from development the Harris Family has ensured their cattle ranch will remain the same for the third generation of their family and beyond A conservation easement is a permanent legal agreement that protects important habitat from development while ensuring that traditional ownership and land uses like ranching continue The family views a conservation easement as an ideal way to protect the wildlife and scenic views of the property that they value The Harris Family is very committed to conserving their land Teton Regional Land Trust Land Protection Specialist Renee Hiebert said It s very impressive to see a family of 8 children that all share this vision with their parents to conserve their property for future generations One mile of the North Fork of the Teton River runs through the Harris property which lies northwest of Rexburg near the confluence with the Henry s Fork The property includes significant amounts of habitat important to local and migratory wildlife Sloughs and wetlands on the property teem with ducks geese and swans while the uplands support white tailed deer moose and numerous other animals Because of this important habitat and

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-protection/recent-projects/1362-harris-family-protects-275-acres-for-future-generations24 (2016-02-14)
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