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  • TRLT - Recent Projects
    for development remains largely committed to farming grasslands and wildlife habitat Many of the landowners on the Pine Creek Bench have chosen to conserve their land by working with the Teton Regional Land Trust the US Bureau of Land Management The Conservation Fund and or the Idaho Department of Fish and Game IDFG As the Palisades Bench develops the Pine Creek Bench becomes increasingly important to mule deer and elk moving from the Big Hole Mountains to the South Fork for winter range The Pine Creek Bench also provides courting nesting and foraging grounds for the Columbian sharp tailed grouse an upland game bird considered a Species of Greatest Conservation Need by IDFG Read more Henry s Fork benefits from Conservation Project V al and Gail Chambers have recently closed a conservation easement with the Teton Regional Land Trust adding to the 2 500 acres of contiguous conservation land that protects the Henry s Fork and its associated wetland complexes in the Texas Slough area The Chambers 80 acre no build easement borders Texas Slough near the Henry s Fork river about five miles southwest of Rexburg It is very rewarding to help landowners achieve their conservation goals using conservation easements Through this permanent agreement Val and Gail will rest assured that their property will remain as they want agricultural open space and wildlife habitat TRLT s Land Protection Specialist Matt Lucia explained It has been a pleasure working with the Chambers family Read more Conservation Easement Protects Teton Valley Farm A fourth generation family farm west of the Tetons in Idaho could have been developed into hundreds of homes Instead the family chose to protect the farm and its 869 acres of vital wildlife habitat forever The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Teton Regional Land Trust and Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS recently announced a new conservation easement on the Garry and MaeDene Jardine farm near Tetonia Idaho A legal agreement that stays with the property even if it changes ownership the easement prevents residential development from spoiling the land s agricultural and wildlife values Read more Historic Gold Ranch Conserved T he Teton Regional Land Trust partnered with Madison County s Gold Ranch landowners to preserve important bird habitat on the Henry s Fork of the Snake River The 572 acre property borders the Lower Henry s Fork for nearly one mile and also borders Texas and Mulligan Sloughs The Gold Ranch project is a component of a larger conservation partnership that has protected 1 800 acres of contiguous private lands surrounding the Cartier Slough Wildlife Management Area CSWMA The CSWMA is a wetland riparian grassland complex managed by Idaho Fish and Game IDFG and provides habitat for a large variety of wildlife including 197 species of birds IDFG outlined in 2002 that the most crucial abundant and sensitive of these habitats are riparian areas and wetlands that provide critical nesting feeding and loafing habitat for waterbirds The Gold Ranch Conservation Easement property adds a significant amount of protected

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/land-protection/recent-projects?start=10 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT- Conservation Planning
    Planning Conservation Planning T eton Regional Land Trust TRLT serves the Upper Snake River Watershed a vast 5 8 million acre landscape rich in fish and wildlife species habitat diversity and deep rooted agricultural traditions Achieving strategic conservation success within this expansive landscape requires a carefully planned systematic and science based approach Teton Regional Land Trust actively engages with state and federal agencies and other conservation groups in efforts to prioritize landscapes and guide comprehensive conservation strategies Teton Regional Land Trust and partners incorporate a framework of conservation planning that includes Compiling data on the biodiversity of the planning region Review of existing local state and regional conservation planning efforts Identification of existing protected areas i e State and National Parks Wildlife Management Areas conservation easement lands public lands and Wilderness Areas Identifying conservation goals for the planning region i e protection of productive farmlands buffering existing protected areas and connecting wildlife corridors Identifying conservation strategies to achieve conservation goals A key component in the planning process is Geographic Information Systems GIS GIS is a computer based system that captures stores analyzes and manages data linked to a geographic location GIS is a powerful planning tool TRLT employs to create

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship?id=1236 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Ecological Monitoring
    over the years and incorporates bird monitoring surveys and a native trout spawning surveys The ecological monitoring program informs TRLT s conservation planning land protection restoration priorities and outreach Working with agencies and NGO s TRLT has identified geographic priorities for monitoring based on the ecological importance of the area to sustain the region s biodiversity Currently we have identified the Henry s Fork River corridor the South Fork Snake River corridor and Teton Basin as priority areas for ecological monitoring These areas are designated as Important Bird Areas IBAs therefore bird monitoring is a principal goal of our monitoring efforts Bird species are indicators of an ecosystems health and ecological monitoring in our service area will further empower our efforts to protect multiple use private properties agricultural recreation and wildlife habitat within this landscape The Teton Regional Land Trust ecological monitoring program includes Waterbird monitoring along the Henry s Fork of the Snake River and the Teton River Songbird monitoring along the South Fork of the Snake River and in Teton Basin Long billed curlew surveys in Teton Basin Sandhill crane surveys in Teton Basin Marshbird surveys in Teton Basin Yellowstone cutthroat trout surveys in Teton Basin Conservation funding sources federal state and private increasingly require specific information on the impacts that their conservation restoration investments have made to key wildlife species Teton Regional Land Trust believes a comprehensive monitoring program that provides informative feedback is key to guiding future conservation strategies for sustaining priority species and their habitats Through our continued monitoring efforts TRLT has built upon baseline data gathered at the initiation of each survey It is the intention of the ecological monitoring program to enhance our knowledge by continuing to collect information in the coming years and to identify new landscapes and resources where information may

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship?id=1235 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Restoration Projects
    Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Stewardship Habitat Restoration Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program H abitat restoration is a key element of augmenting the wildlife and public values of Teton Regional Land Trust s conservation program enhancing landowner relationships boosting credibility with our partners and creating greater opportunities for fundraising As part of our Strategic Stewardship Program the Teton Regional Land Trust works with willing landowners and other partners to restore or enhance wildlife habitat on conservation easement properties Our restoration program is guided by Board approved policies that include willing landowner participation a stable management situation that protects the restoration investment and outcomes that benefit high conservation priority fish and wildlife species at a landscape scale Landscape scale benefits are achieved through focusing on regional species conservation priorities and by implementing restoration enhancement activities in areas that have connectivity with existing protected habitats or occur within areas identified as priority wildlife conservation areas by regional planning efforts Teton Regional Land Trust is involved in both management driven and active restoration and enhancement projects Management driven projects include working with landowners to implement best management practices including changes in grazing management timing of farming

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship?id=1204 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT- Conservation Planning
    Planning Conservation Planning T eton Regional Land Trust TRLT serves the Upper Snake River Watershed a vast 5 8 million acre landscape rich in fish and wildlife species habitat diversity and deep rooted agricultural traditions Achieving strategic conservation success within this expansive landscape requires a carefully planned systematic and science based approach Teton Regional Land Trust actively engages with state and federal agencies and other conservation groups in efforts to prioritize landscapes and guide comprehensive conservation strategies Teton Regional Land Trust and partners incorporate a framework of conservation planning that includes Compiling data on the biodiversity of the planning region Review of existing local state and regional conservation planning efforts Identification of existing protected areas i e State and National Parks Wildlife Management Areas conservation easement lands public lands and Wilderness Areas Identifying conservation goals for the planning region i e protection of productive farmlands buffering existing protected areas and connecting wildlife corridors Identifying conservation strategies to achieve conservation goals A key component in the planning process is Geographic Information Systems GIS GIS is a computer based system that captures stores analyzes and manages data linked to a geographic location GIS is a powerful planning tool TRLT employs to create

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship/stewardship-defined?id=1236 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Ecological Monitoring
    over the years and incorporates bird monitoring surveys and a native trout spawning surveys The ecological monitoring program informs TRLT s conservation planning land protection restoration priorities and outreach Working with agencies and NGO s TRLT has identified geographic priorities for monitoring based on the ecological importance of the area to sustain the region s biodiversity Currently we have identified the Henry s Fork River corridor the South Fork Snake River corridor and Teton Basin as priority areas for ecological monitoring These areas are designated as Important Bird Areas IBAs therefore bird monitoring is a principal goal of our monitoring efforts Bird species are indicators of an ecosystems health and ecological monitoring in our service area will further empower our efforts to protect multiple use private properties agricultural recreation and wildlife habitat within this landscape The Teton Regional Land Trust ecological monitoring program includes Waterbird monitoring along the Henry s Fork of the Snake River and the Teton River Songbird monitoring along the South Fork of the Snake River and in Teton Basin Long billed curlew surveys in Teton Basin Sandhill crane surveys in Teton Basin Marshbird surveys in Teton Basin Yellowstone cutthroat trout surveys in Teton Basin Conservation funding sources federal state and private increasingly require specific information on the impacts that their conservation restoration investments have made to key wildlife species Teton Regional Land Trust believes a comprehensive monitoring program that provides informative feedback is key to guiding future conservation strategies for sustaining priority species and their habitats Through our continued monitoring efforts TRLT has built upon baseline data gathered at the initiation of each survey It is the intention of the ecological monitoring program to enhance our knowledge by continuing to collect information in the coming years and to identify new landscapes and resources where information may

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship/stewardship-defined?id=1235 (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Restoration Projects
    Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Stewardship Habitat Restoration Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program H abitat restoration is a key element of augmenting the wildlife and public values of Teton Regional Land Trust s conservation program enhancing landowner relationships boosting credibility with our partners and creating greater opportunities for fundraising As part of our Strategic Stewardship Program the Teton Regional Land Trust works with willing landowners and other partners to restore or enhance wildlife habitat on conservation easement properties Our restoration program is guided by Board approved policies that include willing landowner participation a stable management situation that protects the restoration investment and outcomes that benefit high conservation priority fish and wildlife species at a landscape scale Landscape scale benefits are achieved through focusing on regional species conservation priorities and by implementing restoration enhancement activities in areas that have connectivity with existing protected habitats or occur within areas identified as priority wildlife conservation areas by regional planning efforts Teton Regional Land Trust is involved in both management driven and active restoration and enhancement projects Management driven projects include working with landowners to implement best management practices including changes in grazing management timing of farming

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship/stewardship-defined?id=1204 (2016-02-14)
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  • Partners
    of Easements Home Stewardship Habitat Restoration About TRLT About Us Partners Partners T eton Regional Land Trust views partnerships as powerful tools that enable successful conservation easement and restoration programs Teton Regional Land Trust partners with agencies foundations and other conservation organizations to deliver funding for conservation projects incorporate science based conservation planning techniques and to develop creative strategies for meaningful landscape conservation Key to any conservation partnership begins with the landowner Teton Regional Land Trust is committed to developing partnerships that will continue helping landowners achieve conservation goals Bureau of Land Management BLM US Forest Service USFS US Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS Farm Service Agency FSA National Fish and Wildlife Foundation NFWF Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Idaho Conservation Data Center Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation Idaho Department of Fish and Game IDFG Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts Intermountain West Joint Venture Wyoming Game and Fish Idaho National Laboratory Teton County ID Fremont County ID Community Foundation of Teton Valley Community Foundation of Jackson Hole Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Ducks Unlimited Friends of the Teton River Henry s Fork Foundation Henry s Fork Watershed Council Idaho Native Plant Society National Audubon Society Partners in Flight The Nature

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/stewardship/restoration?id=1174 (2016-02-14)
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