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Preserving the Future of Big Springs Creek


an and Larry Stone strongly believed that the scenic open space and fish and wildlife habitat along Big Springs Creek in the Pahsimeroi Valley deserved protection. So in 2008, working with the Wood River Land Trust, the Stones placed a conservation easement on their 160 acres there. Residents of the Wood River Valley for over 30 years, Nan and Larry enjoy the fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities in the valley. “Nan and I purchased the Big Springs property to be part of preserving the future of the Pahsimeroi Valley,” Larry commented. “It is one of the last undeveloped valleys in Idaho.” Located near the little town of May, Big Springs Creek and another unnamed creek, both tributaries of the Pahsimeroi River, flow across the property and provide 74 acres of riparian habitat for wildlife such as mule deer, bald eagle, and long-billed curlew. The Big Springs Conservation Easement is the first Land Trust project to benefit three species of trout and salmon that are listed as Threatened under

the Endangered Species Act: bull trout, Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. Protection of natural stream courses is an important part of maintaining and improving fish habitat. “Big Springs provides year-round habitat for bull trout, and rearing habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead,” says Kathryn Goldman, Wood River Land Trust Project Coordinator. “Protecting these riparian areas is a key part of keeping water clean and maintaining the cold temperatures these fish need to survive.” To enhance migration of salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is working with the Bureau of Reclamation to improve fish movement through Big Springs Creek and will install a new fish passage structure this summer. Along with these improvement efforts and thanks to the conservation easement completed by Nan and Larry Stone with the Wood River Land Trust, Big Springs Creek will be protected forever. m


spring 2009

Top: Big Springs Creek in the Pahsimeroi Valley Above: Larry Stone with neighboring easement donor and Land Trust Board member Doris Tunney

Protecting the heart of the valley...now and for the future. A publication of Wood River Land Trust

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who we are President’s Message

Meet Our Volunteers


he Wood River Land Trust has concluded a very successful year. Articles in this newsletter address our conservation accomplishments. In light of the uncertain financial times facing the country, I want to report on our financial situation. The fiscal year President Ed Cutter that just ended was the most successful in our history measured by the funds raised, but we know that repeating that achievement in the year we just began will be a difficult challenge. In anticipation of the changed economic environment, we have taken steps to adjust our operations. Our staff members have examined their work and have made changes to their responsibilities to reflect the highest priorities of our strategic plan. We have made painful adjustments to our staffing level in order to bring our payroll and benefit expense levels down to reach the goal of at least a 20% reduction in our operating expense budget. As we have done every year in the past, we began the new fiscal year with an operating cash balance equal to at least six months of the year’s projected operating budget. Generous gifts from several families have allowed us to acquire and improve two houses in Hailey so that we can provide economical housing opportunities for some of our staff members and for AmeriCorps volunteers who will serve as interns to support our staff. Another house has graciously been made available for a staff member at a minimum rate. Our most important goal is to continue to serve our mission to protect open space in this very special community. We will do our best to continue to justify the confidence our supporters have placed in us. m

Carol Blackburn shares her life long love of plants


arol Blackburn is our go-to volunteer for questions about wildlife and plants. She has a BS in both wildlife management and horticulture. Carol says her love of botany began as she studied wildlife because she needed to know “what the critters eat!” She arrived in the Wood River Valley in 1979 and has been involved with the Land Trust “forever.” When she leads our nature and wildflower walks, her enthusiasm and knowledge make each activity a real pleasure. Thank you, Carol!

Meet Our Staff

Nathan Welch in the winter woods


athan Welch, our busy Planning Coordinator, led a winter wildlife walk in February at the Draper Wood River Preserve. Because Nathan has a BA in biology and an MA in both animal and plant ecology, it’s no wonder he is outside every chance he gets. His favorite activities are hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, and, of course, studying nature.

what we do The Sellgren Trail: A Permanent Connection


ocated along the boundary between Sun Valley and Ketchum, the 0.9-mile Sellgren Trail was created by a trail easement donated by owners of Bigwood Golf Course LLC, Elizabeth Bosted and William Sellgren, to extend the White Clouds Trail system. The Wood River Land Trust entered into the easement agreement in partnership with Bigwood Golf, Sun Valley Company, the City of Sun Valley, and the City of Ketchum to ensure permanent recreational access for the public on a previously private portion of the system. The Land Trust will regularly monitor the trail and Sun Valley Company will maintain it. Continued on page 7

Map of Sellgren Trail above White Clouds Golf Course

360 Acres of Old Chilly


n December, the Wood River Land Trust finalized an agreement to protect 360 acres of land known as the Old Chilly Property on the Big Lost River 15 miles north of Mackay. The landowners, Phyllis and Bob Ching and partners, contacted the Land Trust in 2005 to discuss their options and decided that a conservation easement would be the best way to fulfill their goal to protect this property. As Phyllis Ching commented, “We wanted the property to remain in its natural state.” The Old Chilly Property is part of the breathtaking vista along Highway 93 between Challis and Mackay. Its name is in reference to the nearby ghost town of Chilly, founded in the late 1880s, which was named in an ironic nod to the extreme winter cold in the Big Lost River Valley. Riparian and floodplain areas, covering 290 acres, are the primary natural habitat. Phyllis notes, “The most unique aspect of the property is the Big Lost River itself. I love seeing water come up in the spring time.” Stands of black cottonwoods, willow thickets, and native grasses comprise its typical cottonwood gallery forest; sagebrush steppe covers the remainder of the property. The Old Chilly easement protects these wetland and sagebrush habitats while enabling the Chings to retain one building envelope and continue their limited agricultural practices. The habitat on the property hosts a variety of permanent and migratory wildlife. Old Chilly offers food and shelter for mule deer; migration corridors and critical winter range are adjacent to the property. Pronghorn antelope find winter range here as well. The property has the potential to support important wildlife, as identified by Idaho Fish and Game, such as gray wolves and pygmy rabbits, and peregrine falcons are noted by IDFG to be within or near the Old Chilly Property. Old Chilly is bordered by BLM land on the east and west so this new conservation easement extends the sweep of protected land in the Big Lost River Valley. Phyllis and Bob Ching deserve our appreciation for their foresight in permanently protecting this land. m

connections Be Outside Idaho “Connecting Children with Nature in Idaho, from backyards to mountaintops.”


n 2006, Richard Louv, author of the highly praised Last Child in the Woods, called for a national campaign to “Leave No Child Inside.” Louv co-founded the Children and Nature Network (C&NN) to reconnect children and nature and cure what he termed Nature Deficit Disorder. C&NN is now an international movement to give children “opportunities to experience and learn from nature during their growing years….” In Idaho, 2009 has been designated “Be Outside Idaho Children in Nature” year. Go to www.beoutsideidaho.org for 101 Things to Do Outside with your child. The activities are all simple yet engage a child in nature. The Wood River Land Trust supports this vital program and urges you and your child to Be Outside!

Be a Master Naturalist


his spring, the Wood River Land Trust and partners are sponsoring the Wood River Valley Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program. Our goal is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work for smart stewardship of Idaho’s natural environment. Participants will receive training in an array of natural history topics such as geology, riparian restoration, and ecosystem management. Included in the local program is a commitment to 40 hours of volunteer service with a sponsoring organization. These volunteers will primarily be involved with environmental education about the Wood River Valley’s natural history and how to protect it. For more information, contact Keri York, Stewardship Coordinator, at kyork@woodriverlandtrust.org.

Winners of Our 5th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest


n awards reception was held January 21st for the winners of the 2008 Heart of the Valley Writing and Photography Contest. Contestants were asked to describe the ways in which the valley inspires them. To read the Writing winners and view enlargements of the Photography winners, visit our website: www.woodriverlandtrust.org.

3rd Place, Caterpillar by Angela Hicks 1st Place, Felt Hats All in a Row by Beverley Robertson

2nd Place, Happy Valley Dogs! by Jill Parker

Writing Winners 1st Place: Our Voyage through the Valley by Jack Reidy 2nd Place: Morning Hike by Summer Smith 3rd Place: Home Sweet Home by Tony Taylor Honorable Mention: Valley of Compassion by Chris McAvoy Staff Favorite: Full Circle by Teresa McGoffin Sponsored by:

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Staff Favorite and Honorable Mention, First Snow by Michael Edminster Honorable Mention, Big Wood Goose by Terry Afdem

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Honorable Mention, First Light by Hank Dart

Tenth Anniversary of Everyone’s Favorite Store

Sun Valley Food & Wine Festival


he Building Material Thrift Store wishes to thank all our generous donors and customers for their great support. It’s because of this support that we are celebrating being in business for 10 years. So many customers tell us that BMTS is their favorite store. They love seeing how fast our inventory changes and the high quality items we continually receive: doors, windows, plumbing, appliances, and much more.

Bruce, Efrain, Jim & Ruben in front of the new store

If you are in the midst of spring cleaning, now is the time to recycle at BMTS. To all of you who do recycle, thank you! Keeping materials out of the landfill stream is one of our primary goals. If you haven’t been to our new, larger warehouse at 3930 South Woodside, you are in for a surprise. Come on down. We want to be your favorite store. And don’t forget: Proceeds from sales support the work of the Wood River Land Trust. m

Don’t miss Wood River Land Trust at the 2009 Sun Valley Food & Wine Festival. Members only Mushroom Walk date to be determined. Please check the calendar on our website for further details.

thank you 2008 Business & In-Kind Supporters Lyn and David Anderson Atkinsons’ Valley Market Backwoods Mountain Sports Larry Barnes Big Chief Organics Bigwood Bread Carol Blackburn Blue Heron Workshop Blueprinting, Inc. Lee Brown, Ph.D. Building Material Thrift Store CAD Drafting Systems, Inc. Kathleen Cameron Richard Carr Copy & Print Coupe’s Sun and Snow Landscaping Dan and Martine Drackett Michael Edminster Ernie’s Organics Express Printing John French Glacier Graphics, Jennifer Lomax-Self Mike Howard Iconoclast Liv Jensen, P.E. K & M Construction Ketchum on the Fly Marie and Jack Kueneman Lava Lake Land and Livestock, LLC Deborah and Robert Law Mathieu Computer Paddy McIlvoy Noteboom Property Services John O’Connor/The American Legion Terry Palmer PLUM TV Riccabona’s & Baci Rocky Mountain Hardware Silver Creek Outfitters Bruce Smith/Alpine Enterprises, Inc. Dick Springs/Keloc Illahee Farm Sturtevants Sun Valley Wine Company Eddy Svidgal Architects, AIA Trefethen Vineyards Doug Werth

Pearls (ice) on the line—Mike Howard enjoying a little winter fishing

Share the Spirit at Silver Creek Outfitters


erry Ring, the owner of Silver Creek Outfitters, again donated a percentage of sales to support the work of the Wood River Land Trust during December’s Share the Spirit weekend. Almost $5000 was raised, and we are grateful for Terry’s generosity and continued support. Thank you as well to the helpful Silver Creek staff and to Steve Riccabona for the catered reception that kicked off Share the Spirit weekend.

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 10,219 acres of land. You deserve our deepest thanks.

The Sellgren Trail: A Permanent Connection

Continued from page 3

The Sellgren Trail section adds to recreational opportunities available for all levels of activities and ages—from intermediate bicyclists to hikers. Close to Ketchum and Sun Valley, the White Clouds Trail system is accessible and convenient for locals and visitors alike. Chris Leman of Bigwood Backcountry Trails notes, “The inclusion of permanent easements for public access to the White Cloud Trails is a hugely important aspect of this project.” The Land Trust thanks everyone involved for creating the public access connection called the Sellgren Trail. m

Anderson House Update & Wish List


he Land Trust is well on its way to completing restoration of the Anderson House staff residence next door to our office. When work is complete in the summer we will hold a housewarming party, so check our website and watch for an announcement. In the meantime we are in need of donations of the following items (in new or good condition, please!) to furnish the house for our summer AmeriCorps interns: • Double beds • Bedding including pillows • Window treatments • Carpet • Throw rugs • Sofas, easy chairs, coffee tables • End tables • Dressers • Bookcases • Kitchen supplies, utensils, pots & pans • Refrigerator • Outside table & chairs Give us a call if you have these or other items you’d like to donate, and we’ll arrange a pickup. Thank you!

WOOD RIVER LAND TRUST Protecting the Heart of the Valley Board of Directors Ed Cutter, President Jack Kueneman, Vice President Joan Swift, Treasurer Robin Garwood, Secretary David Anderson Jerry Bashaw John Flattery John French Clark Gerhardt Trent Jones Heather King Liz Mitchell Wolf Riehle John Fell Stevenson Steve Strandberg Barbara Thrasher Doris Tunney Liz Warrick

WRLT Staff Scott Boettger Executive Director

Melanie Dahl Executive Assistant

Kathryn Goldman Project Coordinator

Diane Kahm Development Assistant

Robyn Watson Major Gifts Officer

Nathan Welch

Now and for the Future Advisory Committee Peter Becker Ranney Draper Rebekah Helzel Dave Parrish Larry Schoen John Seiller Tom Swift Bruce Tidwell This newsletter is published by:

Planning Coordinator

Wood River Land Trust

Keri York

119 East Bullion Street Hailey, Idaho 83333 208.788.3947 (telephone) 208.788.5991 (fax) info@woodriverlandtrust.org www.woodriverlandtrust.org Tax ID# 82-0474191

Stewardship Coordinator

Brian Gallagher works on the Anderson House in January

thank you. . . for Thank you to the following donors who generously contributed to Wood River Land Trust between March 1, 2007 and February 29, 2008. $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 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/Reco Foundation Wendy and Jim Daverman 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

r helping us achieve our goals 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 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

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


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 Steve Crosser Donald C. Dahlgren Paul Dalzell Elaine Daniel and Jim Bailey John Davenport Frances Davidson Mark Davidson and Jenny Emery Davidson Lauren and Richard L. Davis II Jerre and Tom Dawson Peggy Dean Dave Dederer Ross Dinkelspiel Jonathan and Susan Dolgen Family Foundation John and Carey Dondero Buck Drew Jim and Jamie Dutcher Tammy Eaton Kurt and Kelly Eggers Janet and Gregg Falcone Pamela Feld Richard Fenton, Jr. Fred M. Filoon Daralene and John Finnell Julie Firestone Christine and John Fleming Terry Friedlander and Robin Leavitt Julie and Brian Gallagher Bob and Debbie Gilbert David Giles Mrs. William F. Gillespie III Penny and Ed Glassmeyer Jessica and Frank Glotfelty Bill and Mary Jane Godejohn Molly! Goodyear and Mike Wolter Charles and Elaine Gould Baird and Michelle Gourlay Maureen Groper Kathy Grotto Rob and Esperanza Grundy Charles Hall Paul Hansen Scott Hanson George and Beverly Harad Carl and Pat Harris Judy and David Harrison Carol and Craig Hartman John and Margund Haskell Joseph Haviv and Wendy Moss-Haviv

Francie and Mike Hawkey Dick Hay Tom and Roberta Heinrich Hemingway Chapter Trout Unlimited Dr. Tom Henderson Tom and Alice Hennessey Geri and John Herbert Alex Higgins Colleen and Jerry Higman John Hill Ursula and David Hinson Gary and Sally Hirst Jim and Sheri Hodge Mary Hogan J.K. and D.L. Holman Spencer Hosie and Diane Rice Jeri Howland and Jerry Edelbrock Susanne F. Hubbach Wendy and Jim Jaquet Martha and Ross Jennings Stan and Harriet Joseph Elizabeth and Loren Kahle Robert and Linda Kahn Gail Kearns Bliss Knowles Dick Kolbrener Lex and Celia Kunau Diana Landis Marge Lilley Beatrice Longley Loring Lowell Elise G.B. Lufkin John W. Lundin Robert Lynch Mary and Steve Lynch Jory Magidson Peter and Sandra Maier Jim and Kay Marron Andrew Mayo and Christina Gearin Murray and Mary Sue McClain Anthony J. McEwan Arthur McIntosh III Jim and Willa McLaughlin Thelma and Doug McTavish Jerry and Sheila Mells Chuck Mercer Isabel Merritt Mr. and Mrs. William E. Mildren, Jr. Jeannette and Charles Miller Jane and Steve Mitchell Gerry Morrison and Julie Weston Marr and Nancy Mullen Roy and Judith Murdock Richard and Carol Nelson William E. and Adrian Norris Darlene Norton Organic Solutions The Organizers/Patricia Bolding Kaye and Hugh O’Riordan Janet and Harald Oyen

Dr. Michael Paul and Mrs. Paul Steve and Marylyn Pauley Paula and Keith Perry Sue Petersen Marda Phelps Kristy Pigeon Priscilla Pittiglio Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Powers Hope Hughes-Pressman Louise and Leigh Rabel Patricia Radeke Barbara and Don Rau Peggy Richards Lyle and Mary Ann Rivera Buffalo and Katherine Rixon Patricia and Donn Roberts Brent Robinson Karen and Jonathan Roth Lee D. Rowe, MD Dianne and Calame Sammons Lyle and Gloriana Saylor Harold R. Schatz Lisa and Norman Schlachter Leonard and Phyllis Schlessinger Dr. and Mrs. James Schultz James and Natalie Service Stu Shaffer Alexis Shapiro George Shapiro Vicki and Glen Shapiro Sandy Shaw Nancy and David J. Sheffner Larry Shipley and Nancy Williams John and Alison Shoemaker Jill Smiekel-George Don Smith Barbara and Charles Smith Judy and Richard Smooke Charles and Barbara Snow Allen and Barbara Spafford David and Barbara Speer Jeffrey Steinberg and Sherry Warner-Steinberg Michelle and Clint Stennett Brett Stevenson Sun Valley Long Term Holdings Paul Sunich Tricia Swartling Ann and Doug Taylor Martial Thirsk Conrad and Jeremy Thomas Bruce Tidwell and Char Roth Joanne and William Travers Pamela and Richard Tucker Bruce and Helen Ullmann Robert and Mary Van Fossan Diana and Karl Wadsack Max and Sharon Walker Liz and Wick Warrick Liza and Parker Weekes

Nathan Welch and Lara Rozzell Cathy and Michael Welch Holly and Doug Werth Phebe Thorne Nancy S. Williamson Jeremy Wintersteen Richard and Rebecca Worst James K. Worthy Bud Yorkin Cheryl and Peter Ziegler Under $100 Anonymous Marc Abraham John Ackerman Thomas and Jane Acomb Peter and Patti Ahrens Susan and Dan Alban Kim Anderson Joe and Ann Armstrong Marty and Bill Arvey Nancy and Alvis Auseklis Jason Babik and Dana Hugill Larry Barnes Marjorie and Roy Bathum Barbara Behling Susan Bergdahl Robert and Catherine Beyer Carl and Gloria Bianchi Susan Eiden Bick Carol Blackburn Susan and Rudy Boesch Mike Bordenkircher JoAnn Boswell Lisa and Tom Broderick John T. Brown Barbara and Alan Bruffey Paula Caputo Calista and Tim Carter Maurice and Elaine Charlat John Charney David and Lyn Christensen Marty and Don Coats Leonard and Linda Cohen Faus and Bill Corlett Jerry Costacos Jeff Coupe Kristine and Jim Curran Melanie Dahl Barbara and Arthur Dahl Robert and Claire Dana Joan Danzinger Tanner and Jill Davis Barbara and A. Scott Earle Jeanne and Dale Ewersen Earl and Shirley Feiwell Frank and Claudia Fiaschetti Jack and Suzie Finney Joan B. Firman Denis and Jeff Ford

Ann Francis Woody and Margery Friedlander Ann Fuller Ralph Fullerton and Myra Friedman Dennis and Gail Galanter D. K . and Louise Gallagher Ann and Mack Gasaway James Geier Mary Gerlach Kate Giese and Jeb Wofford Mike and Ann Giese Tom and Ellen Glaccum Glenna Glover Kathryn Goldman and Carl Evenson Mary S. Graham Martha M. Hale Pam Hammond Gordon and Elaine Harfst Diane K. Henry Connie and Gary Hoffman Bob Holland and Polly Noe-Holland Helen Holmes Russ and Sally Horn Jacqueline M. and J. Robert Howard Karen Mott and Laura Hubbard Klaus O. Huschke Mary Ann Jenkins Thaddeus and Virginia Johnson Michele and Bernie Johnson Jean and John Kearney James and Linda Kennedy Cindy and Bob Kesting/River Run Realty Heather Kimmel David Knutson Sally and Olin Lancaster Latimer Family Sheila and Ray Liermann Robert Lonning and Elizabeth Jeffrey Kathryn Lopez Jean and Tony Mabbatt Paul and Jan MacGregor Jack MacPherson John Maine and Kim Baltzell Joselin Matkins Carol and John Matkins Irma and Robert Maurer Bob and Arva Parks McCabe Rich McIntyre and Karen Greene Betty and Bob Meltzer Ron and Joan Mendelsohn C. M. Merz Edith Middleton Helen Miller John and Nancy Mohr Jennifer Montgomery Janet Kellam and Andy Munter Sharron and David Murray Curtis (Trip) Nabors Craig and Katherine Nalen Juanita Neher

Francis and Ruthe Norton John O’Connor Nancy and James Osborn Tess O’Sullivan and Jeremy Fryberger Tim Owen Nick Parish Mark and Roxanna Parker Linda and Ron Parsons Vern and Dorothy Peay Karen Pederson Jan Peppler James Perkins Charles Pomeroy and Jude Hawkes Peter Pressley Phyllis Quinn Carol Rees Karen Reinheimer Theresa Richards Alain and Karla Rinckwald Ronald F. Robbins Scott and Kelly Robbins Cheryl and Vern Rollin Robert Romano Juli and Michael Roos Miriam and Jack Rose Kate and Bob Rosso Patricia G. Rothwell Glacier Graphics/Jennifer Self Sara and Clark Shafer Debby and Mark Slonim Charles and Leslie Snorf

Elizabeth and Nicholas Snow Craig Spiller St. Francis Pet Clinic/Dr. Karsten Fostvedt Bob Stadshaug Gene and Sharon Steiner Evan Lister Stelma Genie and John Swyers Marybeth and William Targett Sergio and Denise Tavares Peter L. Taylor, MD Maria Terrazas Pam and Denis Thomas Frank Tornello Marcia and David Trook Robert E. Vestal Gary and Linda Vinagre Robyn Watson Michael and Anne Weber Myron A. Weiss Myron Weiss and Victoria Hunt Joshua Wells Judith and Tommy Wells Nancy Winton Charles Wood Renny Wood Kathy Wygle Janet Young

Gifts In Honor

Over the years Wood River Land Trust has received donations from many different sources and stemming from many different motivations—memorial tributes, gifts in lieu of birthday presents, and inclusion in estate plans. One gift that truly gave us pause this past year was a request by Alexis Shapiro that a portion of her Bat Mitzah gifts be directed to Wood River Land Trust. We were struck by Alexis’ generosity and thoughtfulness: it is young, community-minded philanthropists like her who will carry on the good work of protecting the Wood River Valley’s land, water, and wildlife long after we are gone. Thank you again, Alexis! 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


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2009 Calendar Check our website www.woodriverlandtrust.org for upcoming events. We are planning Earth Day activities, work days at Howard Preserve, Boxcar Bend, and Draper Wood River Preserve, as well as summer nature walks and other fun events. If you’d like to be kept informed, send your email address to info@woodriverlandtrust.org and we’ll keep you posted!

Acres permanently protected with your support: 10,219 Audacity by Larry Barnes, photo of the Camas Prairie, submission in 2008 Heart of the Valley Contest

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