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SSRLT Summer 2010 Nwslttr

SSRLT Summer 2010 Nwslttr

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Our mission is to protect and enhance natural and working lands, now and for future generation, in Southeastern Idaho.
Our mission is to protect and enhance natural and working lands, now and for future generation, in Southeastern Idaho.

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 Another 435 Acres Protected!
We are pleased to announce the comple-tion of our latest conservation project, the435-acre Deep Creek Property, situatedalong Deep Creek east of Franklin, Idaho.This project ensures riparian woodland,wildlife habitat, scenic openspace, andpublic access to the United States ForestService lands are protected for future gen-erations. The beautiful property sits onthe north end of the Wasatch Mountainsand harbors important riparian habitatand upland habitat frequented by elkand mule deer. The project continues theacquisition of conservation lands in the Bear River drainage aimed at pro-tecting and improving habitat for Bonneville cutthroat trout and countlessother species. An important element of the project is the public accessestablished to the United States Forest Service land and the Mt. NaomiWilderness Area.In the short term, the Land Trust will hold the property in fee titleownership. Longer term, we are exploring options such placing a conserva-tion easement on the land that will be held by the Land Trust, and sellingthe property to a conservation buyer. This option would not affect thepublic access and would ensure the conservation values are protected inperpetuity. The conservation easement would forever prohibit excessivedevelopment.Funding for the project and ongoing land stewardship was providedby the Bear River Hydroelectric Project’s Environmental CoordinatingCommittee, a stakeholder group that approves expenditure of PacifiCorpEnergy hydro project environmental enhancement funds dedicated toimproving water quality and native fish populations along the Bear Riverin Idaho.
 All photos on this page are from the newly protected property.
Working with willing landowners, the Land Trust’s mission is to protect and enhance natural lands, wildlife habitat, and working farms and ranches in southeastern Idaho, now and for future generations.
Summer 2010
Newsletter
 
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 Jessica McAleese is a wild earth enthusiast andgrew up in the mountains of Idaho. She is the co-conspirator of LadyBird Farms, a small communitysupported agriculture (CSA) and market farm inthe Portneuf Gap area.When not growing veggies, Jessica works onmany different community based projects through-out southeast Idaho, including the developmentand promotion of community and school gardens,sustainable agriculture coordination with ThreeRivers RC&D, and outreach and education withThe Pocatello Co-op. She has her Master’s inPublic Health and is an active community mem-ber, serving on the City of Pocatello’s Open SpaceAdvisory Committee and now the SagebrushSteppe Regional Land Trust!
Who We Are
 Welcome New Board Members!
Lisa Safford
Lisa grew up in Whiting, Indiana, a small townon Lake Michigan that borders Chicago. Shehas lived in Phoenix,Houston, and Tampa butmaintains that Pocatellois the best place she hasever lived. Having beenhere for 15 years, Lisacherishes the high qual-ity of life in southeastIdaho. Lisa has a B.S.in Geology from the University of South Florida,an M.S. in Environmental Science from IdahoState University, and is a Registered ProfessionalGeologist. She is self-employed as an environ-mental consultant and focuses on water resources.Her passions are skiing, mountain biking, and rockclimbing with her family and friends.
Learn more about all the Land Trust’s Boardmembers, staff, and volunteers online by visiting our website.
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 Jessica McAleese
As a small acreagefarmer in the Portneuf Valley, I have spentthe last several weeksbuzzing from one taskto the other, gettingthe farm ready for theseason. When stop-ping to take in my surroundings, I enjoy the contrastof snow melting on the peaks into green foothills.The coming of spring brings a certain sense of changeand new growth to my bones and I grow giddy withanticipation for all things blooming. I love thiscorner of the world and my roots here are deep. Likemany of you, I grew up in these mountains, scrambledaround on these cliffs, fished along these rivers andskied along these ridges. And now, as I dig my toesinto the freshly turned soil and plant my spinachseeds, I find great peace in working to grow good foodfor this Valley.I am thrilled to be a new board member on theSSRLT. My interest in the conservation of thisregion goes beyond aesthetics. My dedication forthe conservation and protection of southeast Idahois rooted to the quality of life so many of us treasure.It is the very heart of this amazing region. The senseof place so many of us feel as we buzz around day today, taking joy in living in a place that still fulfills oursenses. We don’t have to travel hours on end to seeksolitude, watch in awe as the red tailed hawk soars inthe thermals above, or feel that high desert wind onour cheeks. It is right out our back doors. And yet,this place we call home is still so vulnerable. Withthis lies my commitment to you, the Land Trust, anda call to action for all of us.Our land is at risk, our watersheds, wildlife habitat,and working lands are in jeopardy, and our quality of life--the heart beating through this region—is beingswiftly gobbled and transformed irreversibly. Thetime is ripe to work with one another to conserve andprotect our lands through Southeast Idaho. By work-ing together with landowners, community organiza-tions, and others committed to good stewardship, wehave the chance to protect this region and the landswe all love and enjoy. Thanks for your support of yourlocal Land Trust. I hope to see you at our spring andsummer events!
 
 Thanks to those that have already donated to the fundraiser...
New Members Welcome!$20 individual$35 couple$40 familyLand Trust Members$18 individual$30 couple$35 familyDoors and silent auction open at 5pm. Musicstarts at 6pm & dinner served at 6:30pm.Auction closes at 8:30pm.
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For more information, or to be a sponsor of the event, call208-241-4662 oremail joselin.matkins@sagebrushlandtrust.org
GREAT OUTDOORS  
SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 
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Come and enjoy the great outdoors whilesupporting a great cause!
Live Music by
Steelhead Redd!
Thursday, July 8 6pm
 
The event is 6 miles up Mink Creek Roadpast intersection of S. Bannock Hwy andPortneuf Road.
Tickets At the Raven’s Nest & the Pocatello Co-op
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LadyBird FarmsAce HardwareCostcoVital GroundHailey PaintBarrie’s SportsHenry’s Hair DesignISU Outdoor ProgramThe Paperwork PlaceTown and Country GardensJuniper Hills Country ClubPocatello Co-opTrilium Bed and BreakfastIntermountain DistributingRocky Mountain EnvironmentalPocatello Parks and RecreationLand Trust Board MembersIndividual ContributionsPebble Creek Ski AreaElectric ServiceScott’s Ski and SportsSLT GraphicsT-Shirts PlusIdaho UnlimitedThe Raven’s NestThe Bag LadyKZBQKORR
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