Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust

The Sagebrush Steppe Regional Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to protect and enhance natural and working lands, now and for future generation, in Southeastern Idaho.  All cash donations to the Land Trust are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The Sagebrush Steppe Regional Land was founded in 2003 as local volunteers realized that much of what we value in Southeastern Idaho is in jeopardy.  Our quiet part of the state is being discovered, bought up, and subdivided — leaving behind no trespassing signs and manicured lawns.  We do our work because we believe we have a chance now to help protect this great corner of Idaho before our high quality of life becomes a just a memory.

The Land Trust is governed by its Board of Directors and has one full-time Executive Director.  So far we have protected over 1,100 acres. In the coming years, we are planning to expand our protection efforts across our seven service are counties; Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power.  Within these counties we are working in the Bear, Portneuf, Blackfoot, and Snake River watersheds.

The Sagebrush Steppe Regional Land Trust works with landowners, federal, state and local governments, and the public-at-large, to create win-win situations for private and public interests. We carry out our mission by negotiating easements, land exchanges and land acquisitions within our service area.

Funding for the conservation easement and ongoing land stewardship for many of our projects along the Bear River is provided by the Bear River Hydroelectric Project’s Environmental Coordinating Committee, a stakeholder group that approves expenditure of PacifiCorp Energy hydro project environmental enhancement funds dedicated to improving water quality and native fish populations along the Bear River in Idaho.

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Contact Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust

Barb North
Office Manager
2300 Via Caparotti Drive
PO Box 1404
Pocatello , Idaho  83204
Phone: (208) 241-4662


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bannock County, Idaho
  • Bear Lake County, Idaho
  • Bingham County, Idaho
  • Caribou County, Idaho
  • Franklin County, Idaho
  • Oneida County, Idaho
  • Power County, Idaho

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