Piva Ranch in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, IdahoPhoto credit: The Trust for Public Land

People in Idaho love the outdoors. Our vast and dramatic landscapes humble us, inspire us, and support us. We live in them, work in them, and play in them. And whether we are running a backhoe or running a river, we share a direct and intimate connection with the land.

The Trust for Public Land has been at the forefront of preserving the places that Idaho communities care about most—that support our livelihoods and outdoor way of life. Working from regional offices in Bozeman, Montana, and Jackson, Wyoming, our conservation and park experts bring local knowledge and expertise to our "Parks for People" and "Our Land and Water" initiatives.

Local offices

1007 E Main, Suite 300 | Bozeman, Montana  59715
Phone: (406) 522-7450 | Email Address: [email protected]

Idaho projects

Projects (sorted alphabetically):

Bates Teton River Access Park

The Teton River, winding its way through Teton Valley, Idaho, is the only water-based recreation opportunity for neighboring towns. The blue-ribbon fishery is not only a treasured resource for locals but brings considerable eco-tourism to the valley. In April 2016, the 80-acres surrounding Bates...

Bear River Massacre Site, The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

In January, 1863, U.S. volunteer soldiers attacked the winter camp of the
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, slaughtering as many as 350 men,
women, and children in what is believed to be the largest massacre of
Native American people in U.S. history.

Clagstone Meadows, Idaho

More than 14,400 acres of Northern Idaho forestland once approved for a golf course subdivision is now protected as a job-producing working forest and recreation land.

Clark Fork Delta

While increasing numbers of tourists and new residents are helping grow the local economy, the communities of Greater Sandpoint want to encourage sustainable economic development and retain the livability and spectacular scenery that make it such a special place. This all depends on protecting the small-town character and natural and recreational resources that are essential to the local quality of life. 

MacArthur Lake, Idaho

The Trust for Public Land worked with the Stimson Lumber Company and the Idaho Department of Lands to protect 6,846 acres in the McArthur Lake Wildlife Corridor.

Morgan Ranch, Idaho

The protection of this inholding in the Frank Church—River of Return Wilderness secures public recreational access to the Middle Fork of the Salmon, prevents incompatible development, and protects important riparian habitat.

Rodeo Grounds Ranch, ID

The 157-acre Rodeo Grounds Ranch has stunning views of the entire Sawtooth Range and located just 5 miles from the historic town of Stanley. This ranch served as the historic Custer County rodeo grounds for many years.

Salmon-Selway Ecosystem, Idaho

Located in central Idaho and totaling some 4 million acres, the
Salmon-Selway Ecosystem is one of the wildest, remote areas in America.  For more than a decade, TPL has been working to protect the wilderness boundaries in the Salmon-Selway that are at risk of becoming developed.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) offers some of the finest and most renowned outdoor recreation in the world, including fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing and backcountry camping.

St. Joe River, Idaho

Working with the Idaho Department of Lands and the Potlatch Corporation, TPL protected more than 50,000 acres in the St. Joe River watershed.

Sulphur Creek Ranch, Idaho

In 2005, TPL protected the 160-acre Sulphur Creek Ranch, including much
of Sulphur Creek, in the headwaters of the Middle Fork Salmon River

Thunder Mountain, Idaho

In the heart of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho, the Thunder Mountain region was a gold mining hot spot in the late 1800s-the last major gold rush in the lower 48 states.