News & Events

For immediate release -- Dec. 15, 2011

SILT's most recent easement was acquired during November 2011. The project, called Hagerman Wings, is a collaborative effort between Ducks Unlimited and SILT. The property is located west of the town of Hagerman along the Snake River in some of the most valuable Magic Valley areas to consider for conservation easements. Read this Times-News article published on May 17, 2012 about this project.

The easement property is a 30.5 acre parcel situated along the eastern edge of the property, which, in total, occupies 279 acres.

Read more: SILT collaborates with Ducks Unlimited to acquire waterfowl habitat
 
 

Media Release -- September 2010

The board of directors for the Southern Idaho Land Trust has voted to donate $18,000 to assist the city of Twin Falls with the reseeding of Auger Falls after the catastrophic fire of July 22. The funds will be used to reseed the area with species native to the Snake River Canyon.

“The community has a golden opportunity to begin the conversion of the Auger Falls property from cheatgrass and noxious weeds to native species that afford more wildlife habitat and fire prtoex. Getting the Auger Falls area seeded before this coming winter is of tremendous importance,” said SILT President Dr. Jack Kulm of Jerome.. Plus, this effort will help keep sediment from running into the river.”

Read more: Southern Idaho Land Trust donates thousands to water quality projects
 
 

The Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts is the primary fundraiser for the Southern Idaho Land Trust. Recognized as Magic Valley's premier outdoor festival, it is going into its 20th year. Read what the Twin Falls Times-News reported about the 19th annual festival held on Sept. 25 and 26, 2011. Or, view pictures of the festival taken by Times-News photographer Drew Nash.

Read more: Thousand Springs Festival heads into its 20th year