Who We Are

The Southern Idaho Land Trust(SILT) is a non-profit organization, managed by local residents whose mission is to preserve and protect the natural, historic, productive, recreational and open space values in the south-central Idaho region. SILT is a member of the Land Trust Alliance.

Land trusts are local, regional, or statewide non-profit organizations directly involved in protecting important land resources for the public benefit.

America’s nearly 1,700 land trusts have protected over 37 million acres. These include farms, wetlands, wildlife habitat, urban gardens and parks, forests, ranches, watersheds, coastlines, river corridors, and trails. So far, SILT has protected almost 1,000 acres through conservation easements.

In 1996, representatives from Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome and Twin Falls counties formed SILT. Since then,  we have preserved into perpetuity nearly 1,000 acres of farm and ranch land in south-central Idaho  from development. SILT provides property owners with opportunities for conservation easements, donations, or transfers for conservation purposes. View map of prime farm and ranch land in south-central Idaho.  

Current Board Members

President: Dr. Jack Kulm, D.M.D.

Secretary: Ben Collins

Treasurer: Trudi Nutile

Board Member: Gene Day

Board Member: Ed Ditlefsen

Board Member: Mary Bauscher

Executive Director

Rich Carlson: P.O. Box 2544, Twin Falls, ID 83344 / Phone: 208-352-2092 / Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it