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Leave Your Footprint on the Boardwalk
“We’re thinking ten, twenty, thirty years down the line. Kids who visit this boardwalk will understand why it’s important to protect this resource.”
— Kathryn Goldman, Senior Project Coordinator, Wood River Land Trust
he plans are complete, and July is the target date for the start of construction of the Croy Creek Wetlands Boardwalk. We have raised 60% of the funds necessary, but your help is needed to complete this community project. The Croy Creek Wetlands lie at the confluence of the Big Wood River and Croy Creek on the Draper Wood River Preserve and adjacent to Lions Park. The boardwalk, as it loops through this riparian area, will allow people to experience and learn about these sensitive wetlands and wildlife habitat with minimal impact. “Having such a wonderful complex of wetlands within walking distance of downtown Hailey really improves our experience of this resource,” said Goldman.
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Photo by Bob Griffith
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A Note from Scott Boettger, Executive Director Meet our Board
Scott helps son Gunner land a nice steelhead
he secret is way out of the bag about fall in the Wood River Valley. Hemingway’s famous line, “best of all he loved the fall…,” has become a local mantra, and the warm days, cool nights, and few crowds in the fall are a well-known bounty. But, even though I have been in the valley for 14 years, what I have recently come to embrace is the hard beauty of the Rocky Mountain spring. It’s easy to complain about the mud season, but our spring, as slowly as it unfolds, holds wonders found few other places. Just for starters: The awe-inspiring beauty and power of a spring snow storm whipping the Sawtooths. The chattering colorful return of migrating birds through the valley. A crisp cold sunrise over the Boulder Mountains. The unworldly pops and drumbeats of sage grouse during their annual spring mating rituals. Steelheading on the snowy banks of the Salmon River, and helping my son land his. And as the snow finally retreats, a dazzling display of wildflowers and the lure of tasty wild mushroom to come. So when others are heading out of the valley for points warmer this mud season, take heart and join me in enjoying the wonders of our local spring. Visit one of the Land Trust’s preserves like the Draper Wood River Preserve and discover what spring has in store along the Big Wood River. Please stop by our office and pick up a Preserves & Projects map or go to our website, woodriverlandtrust.org. Just be sure to get out there. A Wood River Valley spring offers experiences few will ever get a chance to enjoy, and I guarantee you will never forget. m
Doris Tunney with dogs Lucky and Chance
oris has been a full-time resident of the Wood River Valley since 2002, and says, “I would not live anywhere else.” She has been a member of the Wood River Land Trust Board of Directors for the past 6 years. Retired from the practice of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, she was Chairman of the Departments of Pediatrics at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. She presently ranches and grows high quality alfalfa on her beautiful Double Springs Ranch in the Pahsimeroi Valley. In 2005, Doris donated a conservation easement on the ranch to the Land Trust, and noted at the time of the gift, “The land is very unique and special. I knew I had to protect it.” Although she is actively involved with many outstanding charitable organizations, the ones closest to her heart are those that help kids. She sits on the Board of the Share Your Heart Ball in support of Camp Rainbow Gold, and the Advisory Council of Camp Rainbow Gold. She is founder and director of the Camp Rainbow Gold College Scholarship Program, which has sent cancer survivors to college over the past 4 years. Doris is also a founding member of the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, and is on the Advisory Council to United Cerebral Palsy in California. All of us with the Land Trust are extremely proud to have Doris on our Board of Directors. m
Thank you to the following Boardwalk donors!
Department of Environmental Quality Draper Family Foundation Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation The Page Foundation Rinker Foundation & Anonymous The Lightfoot Foundation Deer Creek Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Victor Bernstein & Gail Landis honoring Barbara Thrasher Dick Hay & Robyn Watson Kristy & Tom Logan Tina & Jerry Winford Marcelle & Ridley Pearson Anne Jeffery John & Wendy Henning Maureen Groper Carole & Robbie Freund Boettger Family: Emily, Gunner, Sally & Scott Boettger Melanie Dahl Dan Gilmore John Hardin Diane Kahm John Kahm Chance Self
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Leave Your Footprint:
Help us build the Croy Creek Wetlands Boardwalk!
All participants will be listed on the donor board onsite - a great way to leave your legacy or honor a friend or loved one.
Invest in your section:
$25 for one inch $300 for one foot
$1000 for one yard
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In 2008, the Land Trust removed remains of the City of Hailey’s old dump at the site. Hauling out large items such as appliances, years of fill, and other trash returned the elevation of the area to a more natural floodplain level. It is possible that the wetlands will expand, especially if some eager beavers decide to help out, adding important habitat for wildlife. During high water flows and sheet flooding events, these riparian areas slow water down and act as a kind of sponge to help recharge the aquifer. The new vegetation that the Land Trust staff and volunteers planted in 2009 will filter sediments and absorb excess nutrients, improving the quality of water as it drains into the Big Wood River. The Boardwalk is just part of the Land Trust’s long-term goals to balance the public benefits of experiencing nature with the benefits of healthy riparian and wildlife habitat. m
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Heart of the Valley Contest Participants Shine!
hank you to everyone who participated in the 6th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest. Whether it was submitting a photograph or written work, donating a prize, judging, hosting an event or the traveling show, or being a generous sponsor, the contest wouldn’t happen without you. To see more submissions, please visit our website www.woodriverlandtrust.org. m
Adult Writing Winners
1st Place Adult Writing One More River to Cross by Robin Sias 2nd Place Adult Writing Seasons on Silver Creek by Rose Rumball-Petre 3rd Place Adult Writing An Aqueous Canticle by Lee Brown Staff Favorite Adult Writing Nature Nurture by Michel Sewell
2nd Place Adult Photography Little Fish by Terry Afdem
Student Writing Winners
1st Place Student Writing A Storm of My Wildest Wishes by Lisa Laurel Hart 2nd Place Student Writing My Daily Shower by Eric Williamson 3rd Place Student Writing The River Is My Soul by Jim Williams Staff Favorite Student Writing Ice on the Water by Brooke L. Lawrence
3rd Place Adult Photography Recharge (left) and Staff Favorite Adult Photography Feet (right) both by Bass Sears
1st Place adult Photography, Reels on the Big Wood by Timur Beriker
2nd Place Student Photography Out by Beautiful Eagle Creek by Ella Guy
Prizes generously donated by:
3rd Place Student Photography Big Wood River by Oliver Guy
Staff Favorite Student Photography Indian Creek Rainbow by Nate Thomas
Meet Our Volunteers
e loved having Carla here in the office a couple days a week for a month this winter. We put her to work on the long-overdue task of scanning in photo prints. Her efficiency— considering the size of the job—was amazing. She is a smart warm-hearted young woman and we enjoyed having her here. She wrote a note about her experience: “My name is Carla Orozco. I’m from Costa Rica. I live with my parents and my little sister. I’m 17 years old and just started college. I’m studying English and I know that being an interpreter is what I want to do with my life. I was recently in Hailey for a month because I have family there, and I wanted to go and practice English. I was helping at Bellevue elementary and tutoring high school kids. I’ve always liked to volunteer and help other people, and when I saw the story in the paper saying that the Land Trust was looking for volunteers, I knew I had to go. Since I was staying for such a little time, they put me right away in the office. I fell in love with the organization and the Valley, and now I know that I have a second home there. I hope I can go back over the summer, so I don’t freeze to death again!” m
im is a much-appreciated—and busy—Wood River Land Trust volunteer. Not only has he helped us prep the newsletter for mailing, but he’s a pro at pulling weeds (like tough burdock at Croy Creek), collecting sagebrush seed, and assisting at Land Trust events. All of us enjoy his sense of humor and companionship. Jim was born in Philadelphia and attended Penn State University, graduating with a liberal arts degree. After college, he signed on as crew on a windjammer in the Virgin Islands and lived the yachting life from the Caribbean to Maine before landing the opportunity to help design, build, and captain a large yacht in Viareggio, Italy. In search of a “more socially responsible career,” he attended Southwestern Medical School and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He retired from a 20-year private practice of Internal Medicine in Florida in 2001 to begin a consulting career helping hospitals and physicians take advantage of the expanding universe of medical information technology. About his involvement with the Land Trust, Jim notes, “What began as a back-yard battle with noxious weeds evolved into a full-scale project to return a badly damaged riparian area to a healthy native landscape. With guidance from the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Wood River Land Trust, my Hailey yard earned the designation ‘Trout Friendly.’ My re-kindled love for the outdoors and my appreciation for the good work of the agencies working to protect and improve the natural environment of the Wood River Valley have enthused my volunteerism.” m
If you would like to join our volunteer team, email Robyn Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org. A get together will be held in May - check the website for details.
The following donors generously contributed to Wood River Land Trust between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.
$100,000 and above Anonymous Kemmerer Family Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous Building Material Thrift Store Hollis Norris Endowed Fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation $25,000 - $49,999 Draper Family Foundation Fund John and Elaine French Family Foundation The Lennox Foundation Osberg Family Trust Diana and Steve Strandberg Macauley & Helen Dow Whiting Foundation Estate of David G. Wolford $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (2) Richard C. Barker M. Robert and Phyllis Ching Ed & Susan Cutter Gift Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Maria and Clark Gerhardt HRH Foundation, Harry and Shirley Hagey Marie and Jack Kueneman The Landreth Family Foundation, Jeanne and Bill Landreth Orvis-Perkins Foundation The Page Foundation, Tom and Michael Page Wolf Riehle and Feli Funke-Riehle Joan and Tom Swift The Conservation Fund Thrasher Koffey Foundation, Barbara Thrasher & Rick Koffey Ann and Buzz Woolley $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Mark Benjamin Croul Family Foundation, Kingsley and John Croul James Deering Danielson Foundation Fran and Bob Davidson Ginny and Peter Foreman Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Dan & Jodie Hunt Mary G. Jameson Knowles Family Trust The Lightfoot Foundation James O. Moore Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program Tom Goodrich and Rebecca Patton David Perkins and Nancy Mackinnon Silver Creek Outfitters, Terry Ring Elizabeth and John Stevenson Swig Foundation Doris Tunney Pepper Walker $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Tsunami Foundation, Anson & Debra Beard, Jr. and Family Deer Creek Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Peco Foundation, Bonni and Peter Curran The Fremont Group Foundation, Alan M. Dachs Mary Bachman and William Downing Peggy and Millard Drexler Sandra and John Flattery John Gove and Patsy Huntington Leslie and Jack Hanks Hare Family Foundation Leslie and George Hume The King Family - Wade, Heather, Jacqueline & Hampton Jon Manetta and Kathryn McQuade Michael Mars The Matthias Foundation, Inc. Bill and Sally Neukom Esther and Michael Ochsman The Perkins Charitable Foundation Lois Rosen $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (4) Lyn and David Anderson The Robert Antonioli Trust Bank of America Trish and Brett Bashaw Audrey and Gerald Bashaw Steve and Jill Beck The Bentley/Follo Family Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Victor Bernstein and Gail Landis Courtni and Charlie Billow Wendel and Erik Boe Lindy and Bill Buchanan Robert B. Buck Stoney Burke Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Richard Carr and Jeanne Meyers Jay Cassell and Gay Weake Charles Conn and Beverley Robertson Pat and Peter Dinkelspiel Ann Down Sally and Cecil Drinkward Linda and Bob Edwards Farese Family Foundation Diana and John Flood Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer B. Fuller III Diane Parish and Paul Gelburd Deana and Morley Golden Betty and Peter Gray Sue and Daniel Guggenheim Bobby and Fred Haemisegger Carol and Len Harlig George’s at the Cove, Paula and George Hauer Dick Hay The Michael and Irene Healy Charitable Fund Hull Family Foundation Marsha and Kip Ingham Benjamin Jacobson Kathy and Gerald Kavka Garrett and Clay Kirk Sandra La Haye Larsen Fund, Margot Larsen Ritz Lana and David Latchford Deborah and Robert Law The Lehman Foundation Anthony and Audrey Mattos Ken and Mollie McCain Camille McCray McMahon Family Trust, Pamela McMahon, Trustee Candy and Don Miller Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Patsy and Mark Nickum Mike and Jane Nicolais George Ohrstrom II Nicholas and Stephanie Osborne Steve and Marylyn Pauley Andrea Pierceall and Terry O’Reilly Connie and Tony Price Robert and Betsy Reniers Joanne and Bill Reynolds Harry and Diane Rinker Foundation Nancy and Rich Robbins Jon and Judy Runstad Miren DuPont Sanchez and Juan Luis Sanchez John Schenk Seagraves Foundation Timothy Semones and Susan Desko Sharon and Bill Shubin Elizabeth B. Simon Megan Stevenson Cynthia and Charles Tillinghast Marjorie and Barry Traub Rusty and Mary Lynn Turner Mary and Willy Vanbragt Julia and Jeffrey Ward Sally and James Will Wodecroft Foundation, Mrs. Roger Drackett, Martine & Dan Drackett The Woods Foundation, Ward and Priscilla Woods The Works of Grace Foundation, Benjamin Wood & Theresa Castellano Wood $500 - $999 Lyn Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Armstrong Gwynn and Mitchel August Frederic A. Brossy Elizabeth and Jack Bunce Cynthia Green Colin Kevin Coyne Wendy and Jim Daverman Carol and Ed Dumke Ernie’s Organics, LLC, Fred & Judy Brossy Andy and Stephanie Evans Happy Fitzgerald Jonathan Fitzgerald Janine Florence Robin and Lee Garwood Mark and Besty Gates Lawrence Goelman and Virginia Cirica Mary and Jim Goodyear Jerry and Colleen Higman Jerry Higman David Hill Wendy and Greg Hosman Beverly and Don Jefferson Cecile and Trent Jones Martha and Carleton Keck Laura Kirk Christina Kirk Peter and Bonnie Kremer Kathie Levison Anne and Colin Lind Georgie Lindquist Jo and Bill Lowe Ann and George Macomber John Maine and Kim Baltzell Janet and John McCann Lisa and Wilson McElhinny Hal and Sharon McNee Jackie and Andrew McRoberts Meyers Charitable Family Fund, David Meyers John Milner and Kim Taylor
for helping us achieve our goals
Ambrose K. Monell Jim Moore Bruce and Harriet Newell Elizabeth Noble Ryan Ose Susan Passovoy and Bob Kaplan Julie and Al Richardson The Rognlien Family Fund, Barbara and David Rognlien Beth and Robert Rohe Russell Satake and Anita Lusebrink Linda Sisson Ann and Steve Snyder Fred Sprenger Jen Steele and Jon Hoekstra Mike Stevens and Liz Mitchell Bob and Carol Stevens Nan and Larry Stone Frann and Carl Stremmel Louise and Trent Stumph Sturtevants Mountain Sports, Rob and Deb Santa Terri and Sandor Szombathy Annie and Bill Vanderbilt The Watkins Family John and Sharon Wellsandt Lynn Whittelsey Beth and Paul Willis Lark and Gary Young Gordon M. Younger Bob and Patience Ziebarth Seeta Zieger $250-$499 Barb and Mark Acker Frances and Edward Blair Ruth and Jacob Bloom Green Antelope Gallery, Brooke Bonner Chris Bracher in the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation Dr. Elizabeth Breen Sylvia and Barry Bunshoft Teresa and Malcolm Campbell John Chlebowski and Mary Ahern ClearRock Capital Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation, Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Fund Robert and Cheryl Colman Spencer and Michelle Cutter DeBard Johnson Foundation, Inc. Candace and Tom Dee Debra and Lyman Drake Michael Flinn Kenneth A. Fox John and Elaine French Gay and Bill Fruehling Dan Gilmore David Goodman Linda and Charlie Goodyear Gordon and Sally Granston Deborah and David Gray Fred Gray and Linda Parker Susan and Ron Green Ed L. Grubb Linda Hackett Thomas F. Haensly Bill and Anke Hall Ellen Harris Betty Hawkins Tim Hogan Steven and Janet Houts Wendy and Jim Jaquet Sandy Johnston Dale and Shearson Jones Jim and Mary Jones Kathleen Grant Khosrowshahi Kathryn and Mark Kieckbusch Trish Klahr and Lee Melly Debra and Jack Levin Susan Little Kristy and Tom Logan Robert Lynch Margie and Jon Masterson Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Matthews Steve McBee and Jennifer Noland Mr. and Mrs. Charles McNamee Mike Mead and Jan Lassetter Dr. Allen Meisel and Dr. Gail Lutz Meisel Robert and Rebecca Mitchell Roy and Judith Murdock Carmen and Ed Northen Oliphant Family Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Peter and Barrie O’Neill Bob Ordal Kaye and Hugh O’Riordan David and Lindsay Ormsby Hope Page and Al Norris Thomas S. & Molly F. Page Family Trust W. Jeffers Pickard Thomas and Michelle Praggastis Sharon and Nick Purdy Rees Family Fund, Thomas and Mary Rees Karen and Jonathan Roth Jodi and Sandy Sanders Larry Schoen and Rebecca Eichorn Laura and Michael Shannon Nancy and John Shepherd Lili Simpson Gary Slette Matthew Smith Mimi and Vinton Sommerville Chris and Caroline Spain Beth and Doug Stagg Georgia and Todd Stewart Lynne and Michael Sweeney Dave Theobald Penny and Ted Thomas Dookie and Bill Tingue William L. Tooley Lois Ukropina Scott and Sue Ulbrich Linda and Pete Van Der Meulen The Vanoff Family Foundation James P Warmington, Sr. . Richard J. and Esther E. Wooley Trust Cynthia Zeltwanger and Robert Tomes Zions Bank $100 - $249 Anonymous Marc Abraham and Jane Garnett Abraham Hillary and Kirk Anderson Susan and John Andrews Patricia and Edwin Andrews Barbara and Chip Angle Joe and Ann Armstrong Karin and Jeff Armstrong Anne Douglas and Henry Atherton Claire and Lynn Bailey Dan and Annelle Ballbach Ruby and Peter Becker Shari and John Behnke Peggy and Jim Berman Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bernhard William E. Beye Thomas D. Bigsby Big Wood Landscape, Inc. Blaine Soil Conservation District Kathleen and Hugh Blue Sarah and Jack Blumenstein Lisa and Paul Bodor Gay and Donald Boecker Sally and Scott Boettger Mike Bordenkircher Christien Boskin Mr. and Mrs. Greg Brakovich David Bray Amy Browning John and Louise Bryson Kaye and Bill Burnham Vern and Connie Buwalda Mr. David Caldwell Gwen and Stan Carlson Gregory C. Carr Page Chapman III Christi Clark Penny and Buzz Coe Pamela and Kenneth Collins Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc. Richard Conway and Elizabeth Gadbois Mr. and Mrs. Drury W. Cooper III Elizabeth Copley Julie, Michael, Gardner & Lauren Cord Bob Corker and Liz Schwerdtle Creighton Family Steve Crosser Joe Crosson Terry and Nancy Curran Dan and Sandy Dahl Donald C. Dahlgren Colleen Daly Elaine Daniel and Jim Bailey Lauren and Richard L. Davis II Peggy Dean Barbara and Dave Dingman Ross Dinkelspiel Carey and John Dondero Holley and Chris duPont Steven and Elizabeth Durels Jamie and Jim Dutcher Pam and Kirk Ebertz Hope Hayward and Walter Eisank Janet and Gregg Falcone Scott Featherstone, DDS LLC Dr. Earl and Shirley Feiwell James Feldbaum William and Joan Feldman Chuck and Nancy Ferries Randi and Fred Filoon Daralene and John Finnell Peter Flood The Creative Edge, Carole & Robbie Freund Terry Friedlander and Robin Leavitt Julie and Brian Gallagher James Geier Barbara and Stephen Gerrish Deborah and Robert Gilbert Kathryn and Brook Gillespie Mrs. William F. Gillespie III Penny and Ed Glassmeyer Mary Jane and Bill Godejohn John K. Greene Maureen Groper Charles Hall George and Bev Harad Elaine and Gordon Harfst Patti and Carl Harris Dr. Ronald and Sylvia Hartman Joseph Haviv and Wendy Moss-Haviv Hemingway Chapter Trout Unlimited Tom and Alice Hennessey John and Wendy Henning Alex Higgins John Hill Mary Hogan Don and Carol Hohl J.K. and D.L. Holman Ben Holmes and Carol Scheifele-Holmes Max, Sam, Beau, & Grace Holmes Spencer Hosie and Diane Rice Susanne F. Hubbach Sara Innes Oliver and Sydney Iversen Anne Jeffery and Jack Sept Maureen and Page Jenner
Gifts In Honor
Donations are often made to the Land Trust in recognition of individuals who have made a significant impact on the lives of others. The following gifts were made between April 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010, to honor: Jerry Bashaw Don Boecker Gay & Don Boecker Ed Cutter Fred Gray & Linda Parker Trent Jones Hampton & Jacqueline King Clay Kirk Jack Kueneman Rod & Linda Kvamme W. Graham Smith George L. Snyder Diana Strandberg Barbara Thrasher & Rick Koffey
Donations were made to Wood River Land Trust between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010 in memory of: Joe Bergin Ron Brady Frances Kay Brossy Robert B. Browning William Cary Nadya Conway David Friedenberg William F. Gillespie III Todd Johnston Carmen DeSilva Moore Edith Beatrice Moore Karl Oyen William G. Tennille
Martha and Ross Jennings Lia Johnson The Kahle Foundation, Elizabeth and Loren Kahle John and Diane Kahm Judith Teller and David N. Kaye Chris and Don Keirn David Knutson Dick Kolbrener Celia and Lex Kunau Ron Lane Inge-Lise and Jack Lane Andie and Jack Laporte Carol and Greg Lindstrom Marta and Ignacio Lozano Elise G.B. Lufkin Elise B. Lufkin Evelyn and C.D. Randolph Lyon Caroline Macomber Jory Magidson and Caren Frankel Carl Massaro Chris and Penny Mazzola William T. McConnell George and Karen McCown Anthony J. McEwan Arthur McIntosh III Thelma and Doug McTavish Jeanette and Charles Miller Jane and Steve Mitchell Sally and Jack Morbeck Gerry Morrison and Julie Weston Native Landscapes Mike and Susan Niven William E. Norris Susan Carter-Orb Janet and Harald Oyen Beartooth Capital, Carl Palmer and Carrie Kappel Lyndell and Michael Paul Marcelle and Ridley Pearson Flat Top Sheep Company, John & Diane Peavey Paula and Keith Perry Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Kristy Pigeon and John Prudden Priscilla Pittiglio Paulette and Arthur Posch Kent Pressman Hope Hughes-Pressman Leigh and Louise Rabel Peggy Richards Kathy and David Richmond Katherine and Buffalo Rixon Patricia and Donn Roberts Bev and Brent Robinson Dianne Sammons Sawtooth Botanical Garden Carrie Schink Phyllis and Leonard Schlessinger Stu Shaffer Vicki and Glen Shapiro George H. Shapiro Sandy Shaw Larry Shipley and Nancy Williams Alison and John Shoemaker David Sias
Colin and Jill George Annette and Bill Smith Don Smith Barbara and Charles Smith Becky and Peter Smith Judy and Richard Smooke Barbara and Charles Snow Barbara and Allen Spafford Barbara and David Speer Sara and Stephen Steppe Brett Stevenson Nancy A. Streeter Sun Valley Long Term Holdings Betsy and Paul Sunich Tricia Swartling Martial Thirsk Conrad and Jeremy Thomas Chris Thompson Bill and Joanne Travers Leslee and Mike Treshow Pamela and Richard Tucker The Turf Corporation, Bob Johnson Bruce and Helen Ullmann Robert and Mary Van Fossan Nancy and Joe Verska George Wade Diana and Karl Wadsack Richard and Kelly Wathne Webb Landscape, Inc. Myron A. Weiss Nathan Welch and Lara Rozzell Whitehead Landscaping, Merri Whitehead Cheryle and Jared Williams Tina and Jerry Winford Jeremy Wintersteen Richard and Rebecca Worst James K. Worthey Cheryl and Peter Ziegler under $100 Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ackerman Milt Adam Terry Afdem Patti and Peter Ahrens Peter and Kristin Anderson Marty Arvey Jon Atkinson Al and Nancy Auseklis Ben Bainbridge and Erin Crawford Bank of America Matching Gift Program Larry Barnes Carolina Barrie Bergin Properties, Teresa Bergin Regan Berkley and Ed Papenberg Catherine and Robert Beyer Carl and Gloria Bianchi Gayle and Fred Bieker Carol Blackburn Alice and Bill Boden Rudy and Susan Boesch Guy Bonnivier JoAnn Boswell Bobbie and Dick Boyer Kenneth Brait John Brezzo Marvin Brown
Steve Butler Susan Cady David Cahn Calista and Tim Carter John Charney Nancy J. Clark Marty and Don Coats Linda and Leonard Cohen Lila and Jack Corrock Jeff Coupe Kristine and Jim Curran Eric Cutter Melanie Dahl Bobbie and Art Dahl Jack Dailey Robert and Claire Dana Jill and Tanner Davis Patricia Duggan Kurt E. Eichstaedt Dick and Georgie Fenton Judith Ferries Suzie and Jack Finney Joan B. Firman Jeanne Flowers Charles Franklin Cecelia Freilich Margery and Woody Friedlander Ralph Fullerton and Myra Friedman Dennis and Gail Galanter Ann and Mack Gasaway Chris and Robert Gertschen Mike and Ann Giese Glenna Glover Kathryn Goldman and Carl Evenson Harry and Michelle Griffith Kathy Grotto Martha M. Hale Pam Hammond Barry Hannah John Hardin Judy and David Harrison Francie and Mike Hawkey Betty Hawkins Patricia Healey Wayne Herman Donna and Craig Hintze Jacqueline M. and J. Robert Howard Laura Hubbard Klaus O. Huschke Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. James Mary Ann Jenkins Steven Job Virginia and Thaddeus Johnson Michele and Bernie Johnson CJ Jones Harriet and Stan Joseph Jean and John Kearney Jim Keller and Susan Giannettino Donna Kelsey Marcia Lee Kent and Frank Halverson Bliss Knowles Robert and Karen Kropp John Kurtz and Leigh Ann Sandal Ken and Ginna Lagergren Robert Latimer Thomas Lea Mark A. Levin
Karen Little Beatrice Longley Robert Lonning and Elizabeth Jeffrey Kathryn Lopez John W. Lundin Jan and Paul MacGregor Jack MacPherson Kay and Jim Marron Steven and Jan Marx Joselin Matkins Carol and John Matkins Mike and Anita McCann Rich McIntyre and Karen Greene Olga and David Melin Jerry and Sheila Mells C. M. Merz Sarah Michael and Bob Jonas Joe Miczulski and Angie Rayborn Cornerstone Advisors, Edith Middleton Nancy and Jeffrey Mihalic Nancy and John Mohr Nancy and Marr Mullen Andy Munter and Janet Kellam Katherine and Craig Nalen
Darlene Norton Ruthe and Frank Norton Bruce Norvell John O’Connor Tess O’Sullivan and Jeremy Fryberger Wendy Pabich Nick Parish Roxanna and Mark Parker KMP Planning, Mike Pepper James Perkins Sue Petersen Maria Pollan Kristin Poole Dr. and Mrs. Don Rau Lori Redding Carol Rees Karen Reinheimer Theresa Richards Karla and Alain Rinckwald Mary Ann and Lyle Rivera Kelly and Scott Robbins Virginia Robbins-Bugg Cheryl and Vern Rollin Robert Romano
Juli and Michael Roos Chapman J. Root II Miriam and Jack Rose Patricia G. Rothwell Lee D. Rowe, MD Cathie Royston Rose Rumball-Petre and Ted Stout Jorjan Sarich Lyle and Gloriana Saylor Peder and Jaime Schmitz Dr. and Mrs. James Schultz Natalie and James Service Gerri and Mike Shane Nancy and David J. Sheffner Debby and Mark Slonim Craig Spiller St. Francis Pet Clinic, Dr. Karsten Fostvedt Bob Stadshaug Sharon and Gene Steiner Evan Lister Stelma Denise and Sergio Tavares Pete Taylor Ann and Doug Taylor Nancy and John Thomas
Gwen and Steve Thompson Phebe Thorne Gloria Thrasher Rosalie and Frank Tornello Robert Vestal and Jyl Hoyt Linda and Gary Vinagre Van Schroder Waddy Anne and Michael Weber Liza and Parker Weekes Judith and Tommy Wells Mark Wheaton Douglas Wilson Nancy Winton Bill and Marnee Wirth Kate Giese Wofford and Jeb Wofford Sandra and Thomas Wolf Renny Wood Wood River Insurance Louise and Wayne Wright
2009 Business & In-Kind Supporters
Anonymous Albertsons Lyn & David Anderson Atkinsons Valley Market John Balint Richard C. Barker Tom Bentley & Becky Follo Big Chief Organics Big Wood Bread Big Wood Landscape Carol Blackburn Blagojce Gallery Blue Heron Workshop Blueprinting, Inc. Sally & Scott Boettger Judy & Fred Brossy Building Material Thrift Store Clearwater Landscaping Company of Fools Susan & Ed Cutter Julie & Brian Gallagher Michelle & Harry Griffith Leslie & Jack Hanks Don Hodge Iconoclast Books, Sarah Hedrick Sara Innes Jessica Johnson K&M Construction, Erik Nilsen Heather & Wade King Marie & Jack Kueneman Lava Lake Land & Livestock, LLC Ketchum Cookies, Penny Leady Glacier Graphics, LLC, Jennifer Self Lazy River Vineyard, Kirsten & Ned Lumpkin Bill McCann Jananne Lassetter & Mike Mead Jean Olson Penelope’s Cafe Riccabona’s Wolf Riehle River Bend Brewing Rocky Mountain Hardware Diana Sharpless Wilde Silver Creek Outfitters, Terry Ring Megan Stevenson Elizabeth & John Stevenson Steve Strandberg Sun Valley Magazine Architectural Coatings, J.E. Sweek Joan & Tom Swift Barbara Thrasher Toni’s Sun Valley Ice Cream Doris Tunney Fred Vogel Webb Landscape, Inc. White Otter Outdoor Adventures Zaney’s Zou 75
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Protecting the Heart of the Valley
Board of Directors
Ed Cutter, President Jack Kueneman, Vice President Joan Swift, Treasurer Robin Garwood, Secretary David Anderson John Flattery John French Clark Gerhardt Trent Jones Heather King Liz Mitchell Wolf Riehle John Fell Stevenson Megan Stevenson Steve Strandberg Barbara Thrasher Doris Tunney
Now and for the Future
Peter Becker Ranney Draper Rebekah Helzel Dave Parrish Larry Schoen John Seiller Tom Swift Bruce Tidwell Liz Warrick This newsletter is published by:
Senior Project Coordinator
Robyn Watson Keri York
Director of Development Stewardship Coordinator
Wood River Land Trust
119 East Bullion Street Hailey, Idaho 83333 208.788.3947 (telephone) 208.788.5991 (fax) email@example.com www.woodriverlandtrust.org Tax ID# 82-0474191
AmeriCorps Member, Conservation Project and Outreach Assistant
We Met Our CHALLENGE Thanks to You!
Your generous year-end support helped us exceed our largest ever Challenge Grant goal. Your help gives us the resources necessary to serve our mission to protect land, water and wildlife habitat in the Wood River Valley and surrounding areas. To date, because of your support, we have protected 10,319 9 acres of land. You deserve our deepest thanks.
Financial Summary as of March 31, 2009
ood River Land Trust contracts an independent audit each year with a certified public accounting firm. A copy of our last audit (3/1/2008 – 3/31/2009) is available upon request. Because we recently changed our fiscal year, the audit covers 13 months. Your financial support, through membership contributions and donations for projects, makes our work possible. Operating costs for fundraising and administration were only 10% of our expenses, which means the overwhelming majority of your dollars support our programs and projects.
revenue & Support: $6,621,416
Cash: $2,257,395 Net gain (loss) on Investment Securities: ($167,052) Interest/Dividend: $38,961 In-kind Land/ Easement Donations: $4,492,112
Thank you for your continued support!
revenue & Support: Contributions:
Cash: $2,257,395 In-kind Land/Easement Donations: $4,492,112 Interest/Dividend: $38,961 Net gain on Investment Securities: ($167,052) Total: $6,621,416
Programs: $4,858,811 (90%)
Fundraising: $310,423 (6%) Administration: $203,886 (4%)
Programs: $4,858,811 (90%) (incl. easement costs) Fundraising: $310,423 (6%) Administration: $203,886 (4%) Total: $5,373,120
An Icon of the West
n March 5, 2010, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the greater sage grouse was indeed facing extinction—but would not presently be listed on the Endangered Species List. Instead, the agency struck a compromise and gave the Western bird a “warranted but precluded” level of protection, and will be placed on a list of candidate species for consideration of future inclusion on the endangered species list. As its name implies, sage grouse require sagebrush landscapes, found primarily in the western states of the country, for cover and forage to survive. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acknowledged that sage grouse Photo by Bob Griffith are in jeopardy due to mining, ranching, and other activities, and said that state agencies will be instructed to provide stronger management of sage grouse habitat. Agencies like the Bureau of Land Management will continue to manage the birds’ habitat under the guidance of its Sage Grouse Conservation Strategy. In 2004, Wood River Land Trust purchased the Square Lake property south of Timmerman Hill to protect the sage grouse population and historical breeding ground, known as a ‘lek’, where the males perform a dramatic mating dance in early spring. Land Trust projects planned for protection of sage grouse at Square Lake include restoration of habitat, protection of water sources, fencing to exclude cattle, and, of course, advancing public knowledge about such wildlife conservation efforts. We’ll keep you posted on the status of this bird so symbolic of the West. m
The Building Material Thrift Store Connects with Vietnam
ecently, Bruce Tidwell, owner and manager of Building Material Thrift Store, was contacted by St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center to pick up surplus office furniture at their former Hailey Medical Clinic. While the crew was loading the truck, Bruce was asked if BMTS could use an x-ray machine. Ever the optimist, Bruce replied, “If you’re serious, I’m sure we can find a home for it!” Soon after, he heard that Hailey Mayor Rick Davis and the Rotary Club were shipping surplus medical equipment to Vietnam. After contacting Rick, it turned out that the timing was perfect—Rick was trying to set up an imaging clinic in an impoverished area of Vietnam. The BMTS crew has a lot of experience removing pianos, large cabinets, even houses, but they had yet to tangle with 1,000 pounds of medical x-ray equipment. Mike Story was recommended to safely disconnect the power to the unit, and he generously agreed to do the sensitive work at no charge. The x-ray equipment was carefully moved, and is now in storage while the Rotary Club accumulates additional medical supplies to send to Vietnam. As Bruce notes, “We are a generous community—to have donors like St. Luke’s and people like Rick Davis and Mike Story who volunteer their time out of the goodness of their hearts.” m
Truckloads of items at Building Material Thrift Store
Come visit us at 3930 South Woodside Blvd., call 788-0014, or check us out online at www.buildingmaterialthriftstore.org Proceeds from BMTS sales support the conservation work of Wood River Land Trust.
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