Wood River Land Trust

Annual Report 2007 - 2008

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Protecting the heart of the valley...now and for the future.

Annual Report 2007 - 2008

Cover photo: “The Sun Sets on Quigley Canyon” by Larry Barnes, first place winner photography division, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest


Innovative Conservation in a Changing Valley


Thoughts from Executive Director, Scott Boettger
ear Wood River Land Trust Friend, The other day I was asked what had been my greatest accomplishment since becoming the Executive Director of Wood River Land Trust. I thought back over the last 5 to 10 years to recall some long ago project, but I quickly realized that the “greatest” accomplishment wasn’t something from long ago but was the entirety of this last year. Hands down, 2007 was the best year, on all fronts, Wood River Land Trust has ever had. Early in the year, with the generous support of donors, we were able to purchase a home for staff housing. The historic building next door to our office is currently housing one employee, but plans are underway to expand, restore, and rehabilitate the old building to house two additional employees or interns year round. The Draper Wood River Preserve was completed in 2007, tying together many past river and riparian projects in the heart of Hailey to create a protected corridor along the Big Wood River. The trade with the State of Idaho, which protected 80 acres and ½ mile of Big Wood River frontage to create the Preserve, also included a 40-acre parcel that became a link for further river protection and public access downstream. The 40-acre parcel is adjacent to the 103-acre Colorado Gulch Conservation Agreement that was donated at the end of the year. This partnership brought the number of voluntary conservation agreements received by Wood River Land Trust in 2007 to six—the most ever received in one year. With these six agreements protecting nearly 4,000 acres, Wood River Land Trust closed the year having protected 9,343 acres in the Wood River Valley and its surrounding areas.

2007 also saw unprecedented successes in our fundraising and membership efforts, ensuring a secure and sustainable means of protecting and stewarding lands in perpetuity. I feel this increased support is in direct correlation to our continued efforts to educate, inform, and sometimes just remind everyone in the Valley—residents and visitors alike—about the majesty of this valley and how vital it is to protect the natural values, often indescribable but deeply felt, of the land that surrounds us and give us a home. Some of the events and programs this past year included our Trout Friendly Lawn program and the Heart of the Valley Contest, two programs that reach different audiences throughout the Valley and show the diversity of our focus and reach. The momentum of 2007 has carried over into 2008. The Sheep Bridge Canyon Project, which we completed in April, yielded our largest riverfront purchase to date and protects wildlife, scenic views, public access, and river resources well beyond its 306 acres. These may be the best of times for Wood River Land Trust and, correspondingly, for all the residents of the Valley—both human and wild. Golden opportunities lie ahead! My best,

Scott Boettger Executive Director


Successes and Projects

Conservation Agreements
(left and above) Photo credit: Judy & Fred Brossy

(left) Photo: “Autumn” by Maria Parkhill, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest photography submission


“We are happy to work with Wood River Land Trust and believe that together we will be good stewards of the land.”
—Kathryn McQuade, Conservation Agreement Donor

Antelope Valley Conservation Agreement


he 2,667-acre Antelope Valley Ranch is a working cattle ranch and haven for wildlife 14 miles south of Mackay, just over the Pioneer Mountains from the Wood River Valley. In December 2007, ranch owners Jon Manetta and Kathryn McQuade forever protected their land by donating a conservation agreement to Wood River Land Trust. This conservation agreement, our largest to date, ensures that the land can remain a working cattle operation while protecting habitat for antelope, sage grouse, mule deer, and elk. The Ranch is bisected by Antelope Creek, a tributary of the Big Lost River, and contains several smaller creeks and springs that are frequented by the Ranch’s resident and migrating wildlife. Located on the edge of the expansive public lands extending from the Little Wood River to Copper Basin, Antelope Valley Ranch provides important lower elevation habitat and access to water for antelope, elk, and mule deer. It is particularly important for animals to have access to this type of lower-elevation habitat during the winter because, like people, they need respite from the harsh, high-elevation winters where food is scarce and conditions extreme. Surrounded on three sides by Forest Service and BLM land, this voluntary conservation agreement maintains the vast wildlife migration corridor that stretches from the surrounding forested hillsides, alpine peaks, and mountain streams to the abundant areas around Antelope and Cherry Creeks. Mackay
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Antelope Valley Ranch
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Barbara Farm II Conservation Agreement

“We were happy to have been able to work with Wood River Land Trust to identify our land’s most sensitive areas for protection to ensure our future plans would not encroach upon the area’s important wildlife habitat and wetlands.” —Patsy Nickum, Conservation
Agreement Donor


nce again, Judy and Fred Brossy of Barbara Farm have gone beyond simply using organic practices to protect the natural and agricultural landscape. In 2005, they facilitated a conservation agreement with Wood River Land Trust to protect nearly 400 acres of prime farmland and wildlife habitat along the Little Wood River near Shoshone. At the end of 2007, they permanently protected an additional 138 acres of working farmland, rangeland, and wide open space. Barbara Farm provides seasonal homes for a number of wildlife species that require sagebrush for survival including greater sage-grouse. It also ensures that animals can roam freely between the proposed wilderness areas on public land adjacent to Barbara Farm and the Little Wood River. Barbara Farm’s wild denizens include birds of prey, mule deer, songbirds, upland game birds, and a variety of small mammals. Prevention of residential development will permit limited grazing to continue, maintain scenic views, support native pollinators, and avoid potential conflicts between different uses on the land. Preserving these farmlands also ensures communities in the Wood River Valley and beyond can continue to enjoy delicious local produce.

Croesus Creek Conservation Agreement

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(left and above) Photo: Judy and Fred Brossy

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his 210-acre voluntary conservation agreement donated by Patsy and Mark Nickum forever protects an important corridor for elk and mule deer migration, winter habitat for deer and elk, and wetland areas in Croy Canyon between Colorado Gulch Road and Croesus Creek Road. These 210 acres are part of a larger 420-acre parcel, the remainder of which was recently approved for a 19-lot subdivision. In the early stages of their project’s conception, the Nickums asked Wood River Land Trust to help them determine which portions of their 420 acres were most important for wildlife habitat and other conservation concerns. After analyzing the land’s wetland areas, scenic views, wildlife habitat, and migration areas, Wood River Land Trust recommended areas that should remain undeveloped. The proposed subdivision was subsequently reconfigured to exclude development from these sensitive areas, which are now protected by a conservation agreement.

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Croesus Creek


Barbara Farm II




Colorado Gulch Conservation Agreement

rotecting 103 acres in Colorado Gulch, including ¾ mile of riverfront on the west side of the Big Wood River adjacent to the City of Hailey’s Heagle Park, this voluntary conservation agreement creates the largest stretch of protected Big Wood River-front land in our area. Grant Stevens, Jeff Pfaeffle, and their families approached Wood River Land Trust three years ago to explore ways of permanently protecting this land just west of the Colorado Gulch Bridge as well as the uplands at the mouth of the gulch. Much of this land includes healthy riverfront areas full of cottonwood forest and native plants that are part of a large migration corridor for mule deer and that provide winter habitat for elk. This area along the Big Wood River just south of Hailey is also a popular destination for fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Wood River Land Trust’s Healthy Waters Healthy Future project identified the area near Colorado Gulch as being of the highest priority for protection of the river and its fish populations. Protecting this area preserves the natural functions of the floodplain by providing open areas around the river so water can overflow the banks during spring runoff to recharge the aquifer and pull wood needed for fish habitat back into the river as floodwaters recede. This area is a crucial link in the future of the fishery, and protecting the area safeguards important habitat for moose, elk, and other wildlife species that rely on the river. Since 1997, Wood River Land Trust has been working to create a protected greenway along the Big Wood River in Hailey to foster river health, preserve fish and wildlife habitat, and maintain public access to the river. This conservation agreement will ensure key access to the Big Wood River and to the popular hiking and biking trail out Colorado Gulch Road. Adjacent to BLM and existing Wood River Land Trust land and close to the Draper Wood River Preserve, the Colorado Gulch Conservation Agreement is an important addition to the protected areas that will sustain the long-term health of the Big Wood River and local fish and wildlife and that guarantees the public’s continued access to the Colorado Gulch area of the Big Wood River.


Colorado Hailey Gulch

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Simba Springs Conservation Agreement
athy and David Richmond had known for years that they wanted to protect their beautiful 635-acre Salmon River Canyon home using a voluntary conservation agreement. The Richmonds’ land, known as Simba Springs, is located in the Salmon River Canyon between Salmon and Challis. An inholding—land bordered on all sides by public lands—Simba Springs is home to an incredible array of wildlife and native plant species. The land provides habitat for elk, mule deer, peregrine falcon, bears, mountain lions, and wolves. The integrity of wildlife habitat in Central Idaho’s extensive public lands depends in large part on protecting private land inholdings, and protecting Simba Springs ensures that a large, unfragmented block of wildlife habitat remains intact.

Lower Board Ranch Conservation Agreement

“We are thrilled that Wood River Land Trust has accepted the responsibility of protecting our property through a conservation agreement. The staff has been the provisions and language we desired. Our piece of ‘Heaven,’ Simba Springs, will now be protected, undisturbed, in perpetuity.” —Kathy Richmond,
Conservation Agreement Donor
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(left) Photo: Kathy and David Richmond

his winter, Wood River Land Trust worked with Debra and Bing Gordon to protect nearly 14 acres of land along Warm Springs Creek. The Gordons established a voluntary conservation agreement that prohibits development to protect wildlife habitat in the sensitive areas around the land’s creek and spring-fed pond. Protecting the area from development also guards against erosion on the banks of Warm Springs Creek during high water events and keeps water clean. In addition, the native trees, shrubs, and grasses along the creek provide food and nesting cover for migratory birds such as yellow warblers and common yellowthroats and year-round residents like song sparrows.

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Successes and Projects

Land Purchases

(left) Photo: “Summer Sprinklers” by Anne Jeffrey, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest photography submission

Photo: Jerry Britton



Draper Wood River Preserve
n July 2007, a land trade ten years in the making expanded

the Cedar Bend Preserve in the heart of Hailey from 4.5 to 84.5 acres. On Wood River Land Trust’s wish list since 1997, this trade preserves one of the most popular natural areas in Hailey. The area’s cottonwood forest is a crucial part of the river system, and the trail connecting Cedar Bend and Lions Park is used by residents and visitors year-round for walking, jogging, snowshoeing, bird watching, and simply relaxing by the river. In addition to improving water quality and decreasing flood risks, the cottonwood forest found here also provides important wildlife habitat. Moose, elk, deer, river otter, and a variety of birds are commonly seen in the Preserve. In mid-July, Wood River Land Trust received 120 acres of land previously owned by the Idaho Department of Lands, including ½ mile of Big Wood River frontage in Hailey, in exchange for a 4.6-acre lot in Indian Creek. 80 of these acres are adjacent to the Cedar Bend Preserve, making the new preserve an expansive 84.5 acres in the center of town. This exchange protects the cottonwood forest that stretches between the Cedar Bend neighborhood and Lions Park in Hailey, creates a greenway along the river, protects the area from future development, and maintains healthy floodplain functions near the river. The trade was a success due in part to the generosity of local residents. Foremost are Priscilla and Ranney Draper, whose leadership gift enabled Wood River Land Trust to purchase a 4.6-acre lot in Indian Creek from Bruce Smith, owner of Alpine Enterprises, a local surveying and mapping company. Smith offered to sell the lot to Wood River Land Trust at a bargain rate for use as a trade to the Idaho Department of Lands. Thanks to the support of the Drapers, Bruce Smith, and a number of others, 80 acres along the river are forever protected and open to the community. The Cedar Bend Preserve was renamed the Draper Wood River Preserve at a private dedication ceremony on July 25th in honor of the Draper Family’s commitment to protecting the Big Wood River and its cottonwood forests and wildlife habitat.


Draper Wood Hailey River Preserve

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Anderson House

n September, we purchased the house next door to our Hailey office for staff housing. There has been a dwelling at 119 2nd Avenue since at least 1885, and the current house has all the hallmarks of a building that has gone through more than a few makeovers. As we did with our office at 119 E. Bullion, we will restore and revitalize the house in a historic Hailey style, this time with the help of architect Eddy Svidgal, a member of the Hailey Historic Preservation Commission. We were able to take this big step thanks to long-time supporters and advisors Lyn and David Anderson, who donated a Sun Valley condominium to Wood River Land Trust late in 2006 with the condition that proceeds from its sale be used to fund staff housing. The condominium sold quickly, and an Employee Housing Assistance Fund was established that enabled us to purchase the new home.


Successes and Projects


Photo: Jerry Britton

(above top) Photo: “Riverside Sandals” by Cody Boeger, Third place winner photography division, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest


Trout Friendly Lawns: Backyard Conservation for Trout & Water
Our lawn care practices can impact the health of the Big Wood River. That’s why, in 2007, Wood River Land Trust launched its Trout Friendly Lawn program in partnership with local landscaping companies and other businesses. This program educates homeowners about simple steps they can take right in their own backyards to protect our water quality and local trout. A certified Trout Friendly Lawn requires easy steps such as changing watering routines, using native plants, eliminating or reducing the use of fertilizers and chemicals, and introducing organic practices. These steps keep more water in the river for fish during hot summer months, keep water clean, and save money. During 2007, Wood River Land Trust certified 30 lawns. In 2008, we will work with our new and returning partners as well as local governments to expand the program and continue to protect the Big Wood River and its fish. Photography submissions were displayed at Images of Nature Gallery in Ketchum during the December Gallery Walk, and select writing submissions were read by their authors at a series of readings at Iconoclast Books in February. Winners were announced at a public reception on January 23rd. Wood River Land Trust’s 4th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest was sponsored by Bank of America with prizes generously donated by Iconoclast Books, Sturtevant’s Mountain Outfitters, Silver Creek Outfitters, Riccabona’s, Patagonia, and others. Please visit the Community page of our website—www. woodriverlandtrust.org/community—to view this year’s winning submissions.

Heart of the Valley Contest
The 4th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest asked writers and photographers to explore the elements that set the Wood River Valley apart from other mountain communities—the things that if taken away would rob us of our unique identity. Entries flowing into our office portrayed the myriad recreational opportunities to be had on the Big Wood River and in our nearby mountain ranges and outlined the unique aspects of our landscape and local history. The submissions also reflected the idea that the Wood River Valley is an active, engaged, participatory community comprised of individuals who love the land and who are eager to be involved in the many pursuits the area affords.

(left) Photo: “One Less Car” by Beverly Robertson, Second place winner photography division, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest


Healthy Waters, Healthy Future Project
The Healthy Waters, Healthy Future project directs Wood River Land Trust’s long-term conservation priorities on the Big Wood River to help us focus our efforts on areas where we can make the most difference for the health of the river. Wood River Land Trust has prioritized 3 areas where voluntary conservation agreements, land donations, and land purchases can be used to protect existing floodplain functions:
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Summer Events on the Land
Wood River Land Trust’s 2007 summer event season started off cold and wet with the Mushroom Walk in May. Hearty foragers scavenged the Cedar Bend Preserve (now the Draper Wood River Preserve) in Hailey for fungi under the guidance of amateur mycologist Kathy Richmond. Kathy, Simba Springs easement donor and member of the Southern Idaho Mycological Association, was enthusiastic as she shared her knowledge on mushrooms amid the evening drizzle. Carol Blackburn, a botanist from Shoshone, led the Wildflower Hike again this past June. She shared her extensive knowledge of wildflowers as participants hiked up the hill of Lake Creek Preserve, north of Ketchum. The hikers identified many native flowers, and Blackburn even found a member of the lily family that she had never before seen at the preserve. Silver Creek Outfitters and Wood River Land Trust teamed up to create Caddis Capers, a fly-fishing and conservation class for kids. Held in late June, the morning was filled with fun on the Big Wood River. The kids explored the river in a stream health scavenger hunt, learned about entomology, and had a casting clinic in Hulen Meadows Pond. They topped the day off by relaxing with a picnic lunch in the summer sun, and everyone left all smiles.

River Run Mid-Valley areas Croy Creek confluence with the Big Wood River and south through Bellevue.

Priority areas for restoration include:
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Starweather Areas around Colorado Gulch

Restoration efforts are focused on specific areas of the river that:

are connected to the floodplain and allow flood waters to move into the floodplain during high water; have intact riparian vegetation that the river can pull into the river to create fish habitat; and are adjacent to healthier areas of river and, once restored, will create a longer stretch of healthy river




Building Material Thrift Store Has Bustling Year
The Building Material Thrift Store, whose proceeds are dedicated to Wood River Land Trust’s protection of our local land, water, and wildlife habitat, had a very successful 2007 thanks to the many contractors, architects, realtors, and homeowners who donated their reusable household items and building materials. Bruce Tidwell, who founded the Building Material Thrift Store in 1997 and still runs it today, notes a number of highlights from 2007:

Building Material Thrift Store

The Thrift Store completed its largest ever deconstruction project this fall at the old Baldy Base Camp. Over 4,000 pounds of copper roofing, over 90 laminated beams ranging from 8 to 36 feet, plus retail display, and commercial restaurant equipment including a deck pizza oven were salvaged for resale.

An increasingly large number of contractors have seen the value of recycling doors, windows, and appliances in an effort to cut clutter on the jobsite, and their donations are often picked up the same day they call. This leads to tax deductions for their clients and money saved in disposal costs as fewer dumpsters are filled and taken to the landfill.

On January 1, 2008 BMTS began its ninth year in a fabulous new space at 3930 South Woodside Boulevard, just a short distance from its previous address. In addition to a brighter, more organized building, they are now adjacent to their yard area, making shopping and pick-up much more convenient for customers seeking beams, pavers, and awnings.

Thanks to Bruce Tidwell and his staff for all their hard work and dedication to the Wood River Valley!


March 2007 - February 2008
TOTAL INCOME: $12,307,994
Unrestricted *: $11,832,416

Financial Report
TOTAL EXPENSES $10,086,961

ASSETS Current Assets = $1,918,886 Land Holdings (unrestricted) = $6,609,500 Property & Equipment = $798,748 Total Assets = $9,327,134 LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS Current Liabilities = $776,610 Net Assets = $8,550,524 Total Liabilities & Net Assets = $9,327,134


Land Donations*: $10,810,000

Contributions & 8.6% Other: $1,022,416


Fundraising: 2.3% $232,263 Administration: $173,386

Conservation & Stewardship*: $9,681,312

Restricted: $475,578



* This figure includes the value of conservation agreement donations and land holdings.


10,000 9000 8000


90% 5.6% Net Investment Income 2.8% 1.6% Building Material Thrift Store Contributions
Foundation & Other Grant Donations Individual & Family Foundation Donations

Total Acres Protected

7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 504 9 1,571 2,391 3,336 3,339 4,628 3,349 3,844 3,934 5,455

1996 1997

Foundation & Other Grant Donations

33.6% 3.1%


Individual & Family Foundation Donations

Net Investment Income
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007



Goals for 2008

New Projects & Programs

Photo: Judy and Fred Brossy

(above) Photo: “Time Out To Preen” by Larry Barnes, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest photography submission


Sheep Bridge Canyon Project
Wood River Land Trust’s Sheep Bridge Canyon Project will protect 306 acres four miles west of Timmerman junction (the junction of Highways 75 and 20), including over a mile of Big Wood River frontage. Sheep Bridge Canyon is home to bald eagles and other raptors and is an important migration corridor for large numbers of elk, mule deer, and antelope that pass through the area each spring and fall. Visitors will also find trout spawning in the cold, clear water as they make their way from Magic Reservoir. Protecting Sheep Bridge Canyon will ensure that the area’s large game animals have room to roam and the areas around rivers and streams remain healthy for an array of animals, raptors, and songbirds.

Croy Creek Wetland Restoration & Enhancement Project
In summer 2008, Wood River Land Trust will work with the City of Hailey and other state and local partners to restore the wetland and riparian area at the south end of Lions Park along the Big Wood River at its confluence with Croy Creek. Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, we will work with a local excavation contractor and the City of Hailey to remove old concrete, fill, and other dumped materials from the edge of the wetlands at Croy Creek at the site that was part of Hailey’s former landfill. The project includes planting native vegetation to protect water quality as Croy Creek enters the Big Wood River and removing noxious weeds. The new plantings will improve habitat for birds, moose, and other wildlife that depend on the floodplain.

Additional Stewardship for our Lands
Wood River Land Trust is excited to announce the creation of a new staff position dedicated to the care of our preserves and conservation agreements. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we hired a full-time Stewardship Coordinator this spring to oversee the ongoing management of our protected lands. Over the past year, the number of acres we have protected has grown to over 9,300, which includes almost 8,000 acres protected by voluntary conservation agreements in partnership with private landowners and approximately 1,350 acres we own and keep open to the public and in a natural state as preserves. Wood River Land Trust is committed to the best possible management and care of these lands, which means a demanding schedule of monitoring wildlife, maintaining public trails, controlling noxious weeds, and working closely with our neighbors and conservation agreement donors. The new Stewardship Coordinator joins our team in time for a busy 2008 summer field season.


Staff and Board*
Board of Directors Clark Gerhardt, President Ed Cutter, Vice President Joan Swift, Treasurer Robin Garwood, Secretary David Anderson Jerry Bashaw John Flattery Trent Jones Heather King Jack Kueneman Liz Mitchell Wolf Riehle John Fell Stevenson Steve Strandberg Barbara Thrasher Doris Tunney Liz Warrick Advisory Committee Peter Becker Ranney Draper Rebekah Helzel Dave Parrish Larry Schoen John Seiller Tom Swift Bruce Tidwell WRLT Staff Scott Boettger, Executive Director Morgan Buckert, Membership Assistant Melanie Dahl, Executive Assistant Kate Giese, Director of Conservation Kathryn Goldman, Project Coordinator Diane Kahm, Development Assistant Heather Kimmel, Program & Membership Coordinator Robyn Watson, Major Gifts Officer Nathan Welch, Planning Coordinator Keri York, Stewardship Coordinator

$50,000 and Above Anonymous (4) Robert Antonioli Charitable Unitrust Draper Family Foundation John and Elaine French Family Foundation $25,000 - $49,999 Building Material Thrift Store Disbrow Developments Sarah and Michael Mars Osberg Family Trust/John and Gloria Osberg Macauley & Helen Dow Whiting Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (2) Richard C. Barker Croul Family Foundation/Kingsley and John Croul Susan and Edward Cutter Clark and Maria Gerhardt Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest/The SYZYGY Foundation Harry and Shirley Hagey/ HRH Foundation Marie and Jack Kueneman Jeanne and Bill Landreth The Lightfoot Foundation Jon Manetta and Kathryn McQuade Bill and Sally Neukom Kathy and David Richmond SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Silver Creek Outfitters/Terry Ring Steve and Diana Strandberg Joan and Tom Swift The Lennox Foundation Thrasher Koffey Foundation Doris Tunney Gerald and Maryanne Whitcomb $5,000 - $9,999 Lyn and David Anderson James Deering Danielson Foundation Ron and Beth Dozoretz/The Dozoretz Family Foundation The Ellison Foundation Tracy and Tim Flaherty Bing and Debra Gordon Leslie and Jack Hanks George and Leslie Hume Roy A. Hunt Foundation/Dan & Jodie Hunt Elizabeth and Scott Lucas

Thank you to the following donors who generously contributed to Wood River Land Trust between March 1, 2007 and February 29, 2008.
Peter and Pat Dinkelspiel Ann Down Mary Bachman and William Downing Linda and Bob Edwards Kevin and Jennifer Embree Jim and Sandy Figge Sandra and John Flattery John and Diana Flood Jerry and Susan Flynt Peter and Ginny Foreman George and Sandra Froley Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer B. Fuller Mark and Betsy Gates Gregory George Deana and Morley Golden Betty and Peter Gray John K. Greene Sue and Daniel Guggenheim Bobby and Fred Haemisegger Tod and Barbara Hamachek George’s at the Cove The Michael and Irene Healy Charitable Fund Hull Family Foundation Patsy Huntington Benjamin Jacobson Philip and Edina Jennison Trent and Cecile Jones Courtney and Steve Kapp Kathy and Gerald Kavka Hampton and Jacqueline King Wade and Heather King & Family Garrett and Clay Kirk Margot Larsen Ritz/Larsen Fund Jack Latrobe and Laura Clarke Robert F. and Deborah Law Marlene and Bill Lehman Ann and John Leonardo Debra and Jack Levin Elizabeth and John Lewis Jo and Bill Lowe The Matthias Foundation, Inc. Anthony and Audrey Mattos Ken and Molly McCain Mr. and Mrs. Charles McNamee Rebecca and David Meyers/ Meyers Charitable Family Fund Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Mike and Jane Nicolais George Ohrstrom II Susan Parkinson Wolf Riehle and Feli Funke-Riehle Nancy and Richard Robbins Marie Rohnert Susan Reinstein and Brian Ross Jon and Judy Runstad John Schenk Elizabeth B. Simon Becky and Peter Smith Steve and Ann Snyder Fred Sprenger Carl and Frann Stremmel Bill and Ginny Swigert Gail and Jack Thornton Charles and Cynthia Tillinghast Barry and Marjorie Traub Valley Paving/Lakeside Industries Mary and Willy Vanbragt Bill and Annie Vanderbilt Wodecroft Foundation/Mrs. Roger Drackett/Martine & Dan Drackett Lark and Gary Young Bob and Patience Ziebarth $500 - $999 Mark Benjamin Dr. Elizabeth Breen Fred and Judy Brossy Dr. Christine Brozowski Virginia Cirica and Lawrence Goelman Christi Clark Cynthia Green Colin Robert and Cheryl Colman Ted Dale Candace and Tom Dee Sally and Cecil Drinkward Chuck and Nancy Ferries Bill and Gay Fruehling Robin and Lee Garwood Bart and Nancy Green Ed L. Grubb Bill and Anke Hall Ellen Harris Rebekah and Lawrence Helzel Dave Hill Greg and Wendy Hosman Don and Beverly Jefferson John and Diane Kahm

Anita and Mike McCann Lisa and Wilson McElhinny James O. Moore Patsy and Mark Nickum Rebecca Patton and R. Thomas Goodrich David Perkins and Nancy Mackinnon E & H Humbly Bumbly Foundation Harry and Diane Rinker Foundation Lois Rosen Elizabeth and John Stevenson Pepper Walker Ward and Priscilla Woods/The Woods Foundation $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Rick Koffey & Babcock & Brown LP , San Francisco Bank of America Foundation Audrey and Gerald Bashaw Kevin Coyne Alan M. Dachs/The Fremont Group Foundation Peggy and Millard Drexler Hare Family Foundation Carol and Len Harlig Lana and David Latchford Ed and Julie Lawson Camille McCray Esther and Michael Ochsman Tom and Michael Page/The Page Foundation Tsunami Foundation - Anson M. & Debra W. Beard, Jr. and Family Lynn and Frank Whittelsey $1,000 - $2,499 Lenny Barshack and Erin Smith Brett and Trish Bashaw Steve and Jill Beck Victor Bernstein and Gail Landis Courtni and Charlie Billow Erik and Wendel Boe Stoney Burke Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Richard Carr and Jeanne Meyers Jay Cassell and Gay Weake Bonni and Peter Curran Wendy and Jim Daverman

* As of June 1, 2008


Trish Klahr James and Cynthia Knight Georgie Lindquist Carol and Greg Lindstrom Mr. and Mrs. F. Steven Link Ignacio and Marta Lozano George Macomber Janet and John McCann Hal and Sharon McNee Jackie and Andrew McRoberts Candy and Don Miller John Milner and Kim Taylor Carmen and Jim Moore Jane and Tom Oliver Vicki and Pat Patman W. Jeffers Pickard Thomas and Michelle Praggastis Kent Pressman Duane Reed and Suzanne Strom-Reed Betsy and Robert Reniers Robert and Beth Rohe Diana and Allen Russell Roger and Kathy Sanger Russell Satake and Anita Lusebrink Frank and Harriet Shrontz Linda Sisson The Skjonsby Family Chris and Caroline Spain Starbucks “Make Your Mark” Volunteer Program Jen Steele and Jon Hoekstra Mike Stevens and Liz Mitchell Bob and Carol Stevens Mrs. E. Parry Thomas Chris Thompson Dr. Lucy Tompkins and Dr. Stanley Falkow Thaddeus Walczak Julia and Jeffrey Ward Liz Warrick Macauley Whiting James and Sally Will Gordon M. Younger $250-$499 Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bernhard Sarah and Jack Blumenstein Rear Admiral Donald Boecker and Gay Scott Boecker Gail and Doug Boettger Chris Bracher, Wood River Women’s

Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation John Brezzo Amy Browning Bill and Kaye Burnham Connie and Vern Buwalda Teresa and Malcolm Campbell Lisa Cortese Ted Dale and Crystal Thurston Steve and Mary Kim Deffe’ Lyman and Debra Drake Dana DuGan Chris and Holley duPont Steven and Elizabeth Durels Flat Top Sheep Company/John & Diane Peavey Kenneth A. Fox Cricket and Tony Frank Dan Gilmore Rita and George Golleher Mary and Jim Goodyear Linda and Charlie Goodyear Diedre and Larry Gordon Gordon and Sally Granston Fred Gray and Linda Parker Susan and Ron Green Beth and Bob Gunton Linda Hackett Steve and Lynne Heidel Harvey and Margaret Hinman Tim and Marianne Hogan Glenn Janss Page and Maureen Jenner Jim and Mary Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert Judell Mark and Kathryn Kieckbusch Mattie Kling, Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Andrea and John Laporte Deborah Law, Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Caroline Macomber Jan and Bob Main Margie and Jon Masterson Marie and Edward Matthews Penny and Chris Mazzola William T. McConnell Mark and Hilary McInerney

Dr. Allen Meisel and Dr. Gail Lutz Meisel Rebecca and Robert Mitchell Richard Mull Carmen and Ed Northen Oliphant Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Barrie and Peter O’Neill John Orb Susan C. Orb Suzanne and Alex Orb Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Jim Phillips Nick and Sharon Purdy Thomas and Mary Rees Bill and Joanne Reynolds Nils Ribi and Patti Brolin-Ribi Carl F. Schaber Laura and Michael Shannon Nancy and John Shepherd Gary Slette Graham Smith Annette and William Smith Vanessa Snow Doug and Beth Stagg Todd and Georgia Stewart Michael and Lynne Sweeney Anne and JB Theders Dave Theobald Penny and Ted Thomas William and Diane Tingue William L. Tooley Reva and William Tooley Mary Lynn and Rusty Turner Lois Ukropina Fred and Jill Vogel George Wade Lynne and Kenneth Weakley Webb Landscape, Inc. Jaci Wilkins, Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Cheryl and Jared Williams Wood River Insurance Richard J. and Esther E. Wooley Trust Benjamin & Theresa Wood & The Works of Grace Foundation Julie Wrigley $100 - $249 Anonymous Barb and Mark Acker

Joy and Eric Allen Dave and Carole Almond Alpine Aquatics Barbara and Chip Angle Lise and Rob Applebaum Lynn and Claire Bailey Dan and Annelle Ballbach Julee and George Barber Bill and Betty Barnes Barrie Family Partners/Carolina W. Barrie Janet and John Barton Ruby and Peter Becker Jim and Peggy Berman Kay and John Besteman Fred and Gayle Bieker Lorna and Thomas Bigsby Thomas D. Bigsby Jean and James Biondi Gary and Heather Black Blaine Soil Conservation District Jacob and Ruth Bloom Hugh Blue Lisa and Paul Bodor Bill Boeger and Lisa Stelck Sally and Scott Boettger Guy Bonnivier Branching Out Nursery David Bray Elizabeth and Frank Breen David F. Brown Marvin and Alice Brown Michelle and Jefferson Bruner Robert B. Buck Jack and Elizabeth Bunce Bill Bunting Steve Butler Jane Butler and J. D. Wilson David Caldwell Eltiena and Bill Campbell Elaine and Elliott Caplow Mark Caywood and Deanna Glad Page Chapman III John F. Chlebowski Clearwater Landscaping Doug Clemens Penelope and Harold Coe Reed P Collingwood . Pamela and Kenneth Collins Mr. and Mrs. Drury W. Cooper III Elizabeth Copley Cindy Ward and Clients/Cornerstone Realty

Memorial Gifts
Donations were generously made to Wood River Land Trust between March 1, 2007 and February 29, 2008 in memory of: Hank Alham Annie Robert B. Browning Doris Cavnes David R. Copley Patty O. DeGraw Joan Dugan Troy C. Ewart Coni R. S. Fitch David Friedenberg William F. Gillespie III LaVon Grotto Marjorie Heiss Dr. Marvin D. Henry Billy Higdon John Paul Kearney Debra Miller Jack Miller Edith B. Moore Kenneth Olsen Donald Pieper Art Richards Bill Tennille Jason Thirsk Kamela Weber

Gifts in Honor
Donations were generously made to Wood River Land Trust between March 1, 2007 and February 29, 2008 in honor of: Max Cavnes Alexis Shapiro Mike Dederer & Nancy Felts Scott Christenson The King Cousins The Fire Fighters of the Castle Rock Fire Clay Kirk Gay and Don Boecker Scott Runkel

Photo: “Dollar and Baldy” by Beverly Robertson, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest photography submission


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