Valerie a her Ovid Ranch his spring
Valerie and her husband, Marvin, moved to Montpelier in 1997 andown and operate a working ranch in Bear Lake County. They made the Bear Lake area home ater meeting in Jackson Hole whereMarvin grew up. From there, they moved to Star Valley and raised their two girls. Valerie joined the Land Trust Board because she values the rural liestyle and to ensure it is not lost to ranchettes,subdivisions, and second homes.
Muriel Roberts - Volunteer o the Year Tom Lucia - Land Trust Leader
Muriel, Heidi, and voluneers pulling hisles a resoraion work-day
Muriel is one o the Land Trust’s most reliable volunteers.From pulling Canadian thistle at Cedar Creek Preserve (pic- tured above with Clancy Bingham, Hailey McNeely, and our new stewardship coordinator, Heidi Albano) to helping atnearly every undraiser or picnic we’ve had, Muriel is truly one o our avorite volunteers. Thanks so much Muriel, youreally make our day!
Tom and his son, Ma Lucia, a Mink Creek Canyon Ranch picnic his all
Tom was a ounding Board member o the Land Trust, and worked or the Idaho Department o Fish and Game or over 30 years. Tom recently retired rom IDFG, and hasretired rom the Land Trust Board ater serving as presidentsince our incorporation 8 years ago. Tom’s many conserva- tion achievements were recognized at a picnic at the Mink Creek Canyon Ranch. Since retiring, Tom has been busy climbing mountains this all, cumulating with a trip to Nepal this October.
Vari Robrtson Joins th BoardHidi Abano joins staff!
Heidi was born and raised in SE Idaho and has spent much o the last20 years in Pocatello. Heidi has been a Land Trust volunteer sinceshe obtained her Masters’ degree at ISU exploring the relationshipbetween cheat grass, native plant communities, and soil nitrogencycles in sagebrush steppe in 2009. In July, Heidi became the LandTrust’s second sta member! Her key responsibilities includeconservation easement monitoring and ee title preserve property management.Heidi says o the area and her new job, “I was ortunate to grow upexploring the mountains and high deserts, which lead to my love or the natural world. I enjoy spending time outdoors ishing, camping,backpacking, and relecting. Nothing can brighten a day better thansitting in the middle o an aspen grove listening to the wind rustlein the leaves. I have been working with the Land Trust on specialprojects, but its great to become a ull-ledged sta member. I am solucky to be involved with such a great organization that is working sohard to keep Idaho, Idaho!”
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Cover phoo o Joselin and Tom and Who We Are picures o Tom, Garry, Marha, and Mat cour- esy o Mary McAleese