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Wood River Land Trust

Annual Report 2007 - 2008

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Protecting the heart of


the valley...now
and for the future.
Annual Report
2007 - 2008

Cover photo: “The Sun Sets on Quigley Canyon” by Larry Barnes, first place winner
photography division, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest -2-
Innovative Conservation
in a Changing Valley

Thoughts from Executive Director, Scott Boettger 2007 also saw unprecedented successes in our fundraising and

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membership efforts, ensuring a secure and sustainable means of
protecting and stewarding lands in perpetuity. I feel this increased
ear Wood River Land Trust Friend,
support is in direct correlation to our continued efforts to educate,
The other day I was asked what had been my great-
inform, and sometimes just remind everyone in the Valley—residents
est accomplishment since becoming the Executive
and visitors alike—about the majesty of this valley and how vital it is
Director of Wood River Land Trust. I thought back
to protect the natural values, often indescribable but deeply felt, of
over the last 5 to 10 years to recall some long ago project, but I quickly
the land that surrounds us and give us a home.
realized that the “greatest” accomplishment wasn’t something from long
Some of the events and programs this past year included our
ago but was the entirety of this last year. Hands down, 2007 was the
Trout Friendly Lawn program and the Heart of the Valley Contest,
best year, on all fronts, Wood River Land Trust has ever had.
two programs that reach different audiences throughout the Valley
Early in the year, with the generous support of donors, we were
and show the diversity of our focus and reach.
able to purchase a home for staff housing. The historic building next
The momentum of 2007 has carried over into 2008. The
door to our office is currently housing one employee, but plans are
Sheep Bridge Canyon Project, which we completed in April, yielded
underway to expand, restore, and rehabilitate the old building to house
our largest riverfront purchase to date and protects wildlife, scenic
two additional employees or interns year round.
views, public access, and river resources well beyond its 306 acres.
The Draper Wood River Preserve was completed in 2007, tying
These may be the best of times for Wood River Land Trust and,
together many past river and riparian projects in the heart of Hailey to
correspondingly, for all the residents of the Valley—both human and
create a protected corridor along the Big Wood River. The trade with
wild. Golden opportunities lie ahead!
the State of Idaho, which protected 80 acres and ½ mile of Big Wood
River frontage to create the Preserve, also included a 40-acre parcel
My best,
that became a link for further river protection and public access down-
stream. The 40-acre parcel is adjacent to the 103-acre Colorado Gulch
Conservation Agreement that was donated at the end of the year.
This partnership brought the number of voluntary conservation agree-
Scott Boettger
ments received by Wood River Land Trust in 2007 to six—the most
Executive Director
ever received in one year. With these six agreements protecting nearly
4,000 acres, Wood River Land Trust closed the year having protected
9,343 acres in the Wood River Valley and its surrounding areas.

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Successes and Projects Conservation Agreements

(left and above) Photo credit: Judy & Fred Brossy


(left) Photo: “Autumn” by Maria Parkhill, 2007 Heart of the Valley
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“We are happy to work with
Wood River Land Trust and Antelope Valley
believe that together we will be Conservation Agreement
good stewards of the land.”

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—Kathryn McQuade, Conservation he 2,667-acre Antelope Valley Ranch is a working
cattle ranch and haven for wildlife 14 miles south
Agreement Donor
of Mackay, just over the Pioneer Mountains from
the Wood River Valley. In December 2007, ranch
owners Jon Manetta and Kathryn McQuade forever protected their
land by donating a conservation agreement to Wood River Land
Trust. This conservation agreement, our largest to date, ensures
that the land can remain a working cattle operation while protecting
habitat for antelope, sage grouse, mule deer, and elk. The Ranch
is bisected by Antelope Creek, a tributary of the Big Lost River, and
contains several smaller creeks and springs that are frequented by the
Ranch’s resident and migrating wildlife.
Located on the edge of the expansive public lands extending
from the Little Wood River to Copper Basin, Antelope Valley Ranch
provides important lower elevation habitat and access to water for
antelope, elk, and mule deer. It is particularly important for animals
to have access to this type of lower-elevation habitat during the
winter because, like people, they need respite from the harsh,
high-elevation winters where food is scarce and conditions extreme.
Surrounded on three sides by Forest Service and BLM land, this vol-
untary conservation agreement maintains the vast wildlife migration
corridor that stretches from the surrounding forested hillsides, alpine
peaks, and mountain streams to the abundant areas around Antelope
and Cherry Creeks.

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Antelope Valley Ranch


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Barbara Farm II “We were happy to have been able to work
Conservation Agreement with Wood River Land Trust to identify our
land’s most sensitive areas for protection to

O nce again, Judy and Fred Brossy of Barbara


Farm have gone beyond simply using organic
practices to protect the natural and agricultural
landscape. In 2005, they facilitated a conserva-
tion agreement with Wood River Land Trust to protect nearly 400
acres of prime farmland and wildlife habitat along the Little Wood
ensure our future plans would not encroach
upon the area’s important wildlife habitat
and wetlands.” —Patsy Nickum, Conservation
Agreement Donor
River near Shoshone. At the end of 2007, they permanently
protected an additional 138 acres of working farmland, rangeland,
and wide open space.
Barbara Farm provides seasonal homes for a number of
Croesus Creek
wildlife species that require sagebrush for survival including greater
sage-grouse. It also ensures that animals can roam freely between
Conservation Agreement
the proposed wilderness areas on public land adjacent to Barbara

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Farm and the Little Wood River. Barbara Farm’s wild denizens
his 210-acre voluntary conservation agreement
include birds of prey, mule deer, songbirds, upland game birds, and
donated by Patsy and Mark Nickum forever
a variety of small mammals.
protects an important corridor for elk and mule
Prevention of residential development will permit limited
deer migration, winter habitat for deer and elk,
grazing to continue, maintain scenic views, support native pollina-
and wetland areas in Croy Canyon between Colorado Gulch
tors, and avoid potential conflicts between different uses on the
Road and Croesus Creek Road. These 210 acres are part of
land. Preserving these farmlands also ensures communities in the
a larger 420-acre parcel, the remainder of which was recently
Wood River Valley and beyond can continue to enjoy delicious
approved for a 19-lot subdivision.
local produce.
In the early stages of their project’s conception, the Nickums
Hailey asked Wood River Land Trust to help them determine which
Bellevue portions of their 420 acres were most important for wildlife habi-
(left and above) Photo: Judy and Fred Brossy

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wetland areas, scenic views, wildlife habitat, and migration areas,

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Wood River Land Trust recommended areas that should remain

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Croesus Hailey undeveloped. The proposed subdivision was subsequently
Shoshone Creek
Bellevue reconfigured to exclude development from these sensitive areas,
Barbara Farm II
which are now protected by a conservation agreement.

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Colorado Gulch
Conservation Agreement

P rotecting 103 acres in Colorado Gulch, including ¾ mile


of riverfront on the west side of the Big Wood River
adjacent to the City of Hailey’s Heagle Park, this volun-
tary conservation agreement creates the largest stretch
of protected Big Wood River-front land in our area. Grant Stevens,
Jeff Pfaeffle, and their families approached Wood River Land Trust three
years ago to explore ways of permanently protecting this land just west
of the Colorado Gulch Bridge as well as the uplands at the mouth of the
gulch. Much of this land includes healthy riverfront areas full of cotton-
wood forest and native plants that are part of a large migration corridor
for mule deer and that provide winter habitat for elk. This area along
the Big Wood River just south of Hailey is also a popular destination for
fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.
Wood River Land Trust’s Healthy Waters Healthy Future project
identified the area near Colorado Gulch as being of the highest priority
for protection of the river and its fish populations. Protecting this area
preserves the natural functions of the floodplain by providing open areas
around the river so water can overflow the banks during spring runoff
to recharge the aquifer and pull wood needed for fish habitat back into
the river as floodwaters recede. This area is a crucial link in the future
of the fishery, and protecting the area safeguards important habitat for
moose, elk, and other wildlife species that rely on the river.
Since 1997, Wood River Land Trust has been working to create a
protected greenway along the Big Wood River in Hailey to foster river
health, preserve fish and wildlife habitat, and maintain public access to
the river. This conservation agreement will ensure key access to the
Big Wood River and to the popular hiking and biking trail out Colorado
Gulch Road. Adjacent to BLM and existing Wood River Land Trust land
and close to the Draper Wood River Preserve, the Colorado Gulch
Conservation Agreement is an important addition to the protected Ketchum

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areas that will sustain the long-term health of the Big Wood River and
local fish and wildlife and that guarantees the public’s continued access Colorado Hailey
to the Colorado Gulch area of the Big Wood River. Gulch
Bellevue
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Simba Springs
Conservation Agreement

K athy and David Richmond had known for


years that they wanted to protect their beau-
tiful 635-acre Salmon River Canyon home
using a voluntary conservation agreement. The
Richmonds’ land, known as Simba Springs, is located in the Salmon
River Canyon between Salmon and Challis. An inholding—land
bordered on all sides by public lands—Simba Springs is home to
an incredible array of wildlife and native plant species. The land
provides habitat for elk, mule deer, peregrine falcon, bears, moun-
tain lions, and wolves. The integrity of wildlife habitat in Central
Idaho’s extensive public lands depends in large part on protecting
private land inholdings, and protecting Simba Springs ensures that
a large, unfragmented block of wildlife habitat remains intact.

Lower Board Ranch


Conservation Agreement

“We are thrilled that Wood River Land Trust has


accepted the responsibility of protecting our property
through a conservation agreement. The staff has been
extremely helpful in developing our agreement with all
T his winter, Wood River Land Trust worked with
Debra and Bing Gordon to protect nearly 14
acres of land along Warm Springs Creek. The
Gordons established a voluntary conservation
agreement that prohibits development to protect wildlife habitat
in the sensitive areas around the land’s creek and spring-fed pond.

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Simba Springs Protecting the area from development also guards against erosion

(left) Photo: Kathy and David Richmond


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the provisions and language we desired. Our piece of on the banks of Warm Springs Creek during high water events

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and keeps water clean. In addition, the native trees, shrubs, and
‘Heaven,’ Simba Springs, will now be protected, grasses along the creek provide food and nesting cover for migra-
undisturbed, in perpetuity.” —Kathy Richmond, Hwy 75 tory birds such as yellow warblers and common yellowthroats and
year-round residents like song sparrows.
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Successes and Projects Land Purchases

Photo: Jerry Britton


(left) Photo: “Summer Sprinklers” by Anne Jeffrey, 2007 Heart of the
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Draper Wood River Preserve

I n July 2007, a land trade ten years in the making expanded


the Cedar Bend Preserve in the heart of Hailey from 4.5 to
84.5 acres. On Wood River Land Trust’s wish list since 1997,
this trade preserves one of the most popular natural areas
in Hailey. The area’s cottonwood forest is a crucial part of the river
system, and the trail connecting Cedar Bend and Lions Park is used by
residents and visitors year-round for walking, jogging, snowshoeing,
bird watching, and simply relaxing by the river. In addition to improving
water quality and decreasing flood risks, the cottonwood forest found
here also provides important wildlife habitat. Moose, elk, deer, river
otter, and a variety of birds are commonly seen in the Preserve.
In mid-July, Wood River Land Trust received 120 acres of land
previously owned by the Idaho Department of Lands, including ½
mile of Big Wood River frontage in Hailey, in exchange for a 4.6-acre
lot in Indian Creek. 80 of these acres are adjacent to the Cedar Bend
Preserve, making the new preserve an expansive 84.5 acres in the
center of town. This exchange protects the cottonwood forest that
stretches between the Cedar Bend neighborhood and Lions Park in
Hailey, creates a greenway along the river, protects the area from
future development, and maintains healthy floodplain functions near
the river.
The trade was a success due in part to the generosity of local
residents. Foremost are Priscilla and Ranney Draper, whose leadership
gift enabled Wood River Land Trust to purchase a 4.6-acre lot in Indian
Creek from Bruce Smith, owner of Alpine Enterprises, a local survey-
ing and mapping company. Smith offered to sell the lot to Wood River
Land Trust at a bargain rate for use as a trade to the Idaho Department
of Lands.
Thanks to the support of the Drapers, Bruce Smith, and a number
of others, 80 acres along the river are forever protected and open to
the community. The Cedar Bend Preserve was renamed the Draper Ketchum

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Wood River Preserve at a private dedication ceremony on July 25th in
honor of the Draper Family’s commitment to protecting the Big Wood Draper
Wood Hailey
River and its cottonwood forests and wildlife habitat. River
Preserve
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Anderson House

I n September, we purchased the house next door to


our Hailey office for staff housing. There has been a
dwelling at 119 2nd Avenue since at least 1885, and
the current house has all the hallmarks of a building
that has gone through more than a few makeovers. As we did
with our office at 119 E. Bullion, we will restore and revitalize the
house in a historic Hailey style, this time with the help of archi-
tect Eddy Svidgal, a member of the Hailey Historic Preservation
Commission.
We were able to take this big step thanks to long-time sup-
porters and advisors Lyn and David Anderson, who donated a
Sun Valley condominium to Wood River Land Trust late in 2006
with the condition that proceeds from its sale be used to fund
staff housing. The condominium sold quickly, and an Employee
Housing Assistance Fund was established that enabled us to pur-
chase the new home.

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Successes and Projects Programs

Photo: Jerry Britton


(above top) Photo: “Riverside Sandals” by Cody Boeger, Third place
winner photography division, 2007 Heart of the Valley Contest
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Trout Friendly Lawns: Backyard
Conservation for Trout & Water
Our lawn care practices can impact the health of the Big Wood River. Photography submissions were displayed at Images of Nature
That’s why, in 2007, Wood River Land Trust launched its Trout Friendly Gallery in Ketchum during the December Gallery Walk, and select
Lawn program in partnership with local landscaping companies and writing submissions were read by their authors at a series of read-
other businesses. This program educates homeowners about simple ings at Iconoclast Books in February. Winners were announced at a
steps they can take right in their own backyards to protect our water public reception on January 23rd.
quality and local trout. A certified Trout Friendly Lawn requires easy Wood River Land Trust’s 4th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest
steps such as changing watering routines, using native plants, eliminat- was sponsored by Bank of America with prizes generously donated
ing or reducing the use of fertilizers and chemicals, and introducing by Iconoclast Books, Sturtevant’s Mountain Outfitters, Silver Creek
organic practices. These steps keep more water in the river for fish Outfitters, Riccabona’s, Patagonia, and others.
during hot summer months, keep water clean, and save money. Please visit the Community page of our website—www.
During 2007, Wood River Land Trust certified 30 lawns. In 2008, woodriverlandtrust.org/community—to view this year’s winning
we will work with our new and returning partners as well as local submissions.
governments to expand the program and continue to protect the Big
Wood River and its fish.

Heart of the Valley Contest


The 4th Annual Heart of the Valley Contest asked writers and pho-
tographers to explore the elements that set the Wood River Valley
apart from other mountain communities—the things that if taken
away would rob us of our unique identity. Entries flowing into our
office portrayed the myriad recreational opportunities to be had on
the Big Wood River and in our nearby mountain ranges and outlined
the unique aspects of our landscape and local history. The submis-
sions also reflected the idea that the Wood River Valley is an active,
engaged, participatory community comprised of individuals who love
the land and who are eager to be involved in the many pursuits the
area affords.

(left) Photo: “One Less Car” by Beverly Robertson, Second place winner photography division,
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Healthy Waters, Summer Events on the Land
Healthy Future Project Wood River Land Trust’s 2007 summer event season started
off cold and wet with the Mushroom Walk in May. Hearty
The Healthy Waters, Healthy Future project directs Wood River foragers scavenged the Cedar Bend Preserve (now the Draper
Land Trust’s long-term conservation priorities on the Big Wood Wood River Preserve) in Hailey for fungi under the guidance
River to help us focus our efforts on areas where we can make the of amateur mycologist Kathy Richmond. Kathy, Simba Springs
most difference for the health of the river. easement donor and member of the Southern Idaho Mycological
Association, was enthusiastic as she shared her knowledge on
Wood River Land Trust has prioritized 3 areas where voluntary mushrooms amid the evening drizzle.
conservation agreements, land donations, and land purchases Carol Blackburn, a botanist from Shoshone, led the
can be used to protect existing floodplain functions: Wildflower Hike again this past June. She shared her extensive
n River Run knowledge of wildflowers as participants hiked up the hill of Lake
n Mid-Valley areas Creek Preserve, north of Ketchum. The hikers identified many
native flowers, and Blackburn even found a member of the lily
n Croy Creek confluence with the Big Wood River and south
family that she had never before seen at the preserve.
through Bellevue.
Silver Creek Outfitters and Wood River Land Trust
teamed up to create Caddis Capers, a fly-fishing and conservation
Priority areas for restoration include:
class for kids. Held in late June, the morning was filled with fun
n Starweather
on the Big Wood River. The kids explored the river in a stream
n Areas around Colorado Gulch health scavenger hunt, learned about entomology, and had a
casting clinic in Hulen Meadows Pond. They topped the day off
Restoration efforts are focused on specific areas of the by relaxing with a picnic lunch in the summer sun, and everyone
river that: left all smiles.
n are connected to the floodplain and allow flood waters to
move into the floodplain during high water;
n have intact riparian vegetation that the river can pull into the
river to create fish habitat; and
n are adjacent to healthier areas of river and, once restored, will
create a longer stretch of healthy river

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Building Material Thrift Store
Has Bustling Year
The Building Material Thrift Store, whose proceeds are dedi-
cated to Wood River Land Trust’s protection of our local land,
water, and wildlife habitat, had a very successful 2007 thanks
to the many contractors, architects, realtors, and homeown-
ers who donated their reusable household items and building
materials.
Bruce Tidwell, who founded the Building Material Thrift
Store in 1997 and still runs it today, notes a number of highlights
from 2007:

Building Material Thrift Store


n The Thrift Store completed its largest ever deconstruction
project this fall at the old Baldy Base Camp. Over 4,000 pounds
of copper roofing, over 90 laminated beams ranging from 8 to
36 feet, plus retail display, and commercial restaurant equipment
including a deck pizza oven were salvaged for resale.

n An increasingly large number of contractors have seen the


value of recycling doors, windows, and appliances in an effort to
cut clutter on the jobsite, and their donations are often picked
up the same day they call. This leads to tax deductions for their
clients and money saved in disposal costs as fewer dumpsters
are filled and taken to the landfill.

n On January 1, 2008 BMTS began its ninth year in a fabulous


new space at 3930 South Woodside Boulevard, just a short
distance from its previous address. In addition to a brighter,
more organized building, they are now adjacent to their yard
area, making shopping and pick-up much more convenient for
customers seeking beams, pavers, and awnings.

Thanks to Bruce Tidwell and his staff for all their hard work and
dedication to the Wood River Valley!
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Financial Report BALANCE SHEET
TOTAL UNRESTRICTED INCOME
March 2007 - February 2008 ASSETS
$11,832,416
Land Donations*:
$10,810,000
Current Assets = $1,918,886
Land Holdings (unrestricted) = $6,609,500 91.4%
TOTAL INCOME: TOTAL EXPENSES
$12,307,994 $10,086,961 Property & Equipment = $798,748
Conservation & Total Assets = $9,327,134 Contributions & 8.6%
Unrestricted *:
$11,832,416 Stewardship*: Other: $1,022,416
96% 96% $9,681,312 LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
Current Liabilities = $776,610
Net Assets = $8,550,524
4% Fundraising: 2.3%
Restricted: Total Liabilities & Net Assets = $9,327,134
$232,263
$475,578 1.7%
Administration:
$173,386 Contributions & Other
* This figure includes the value of conservation agreement donations and land holdings.
UNRESTRICTED INCOME

10,000 90%
9,343

9000 • 5.6% Net Investment Income


2.8%
8000 1.6% Building Material Thrift Store Contributions
Foundation & Other Grant Donations
Total Acres Protected

7000 Individual & Family


Foundation Donations
6000 5,455

5000 4,628 •
3,844 3,934 • TOTAL RESTRICTED INCOME
4000 3,336 3,339 3,349
• • $475,578

3000 2,391 • • •
Foundation &
2000 1,571 • Other Grant
33.6% 63.3% Individual & Family

Donations Foundation Donations
1000 504
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• Net Investment
3.1%

• Income
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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Photo: Judy and Fred Brossy
Goals for 2008 New Projects & Programs

(above) Photo: “Time Out To Preen” by Larry Barnes, 2007 Heart


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Sheep Bridge Canyon Project Croy Creek Wetland Restoration
Wood River Land Trust’s Sheep Bridge Canyon Project will protect & Enhancement Project
306 acres four miles west of Timmerman junction (the junction
of Highways 75 and 20), including over a mile of Big Wood River In summer 2008, Wood River Land Trust will work with the City
frontage. Sheep Bridge Canyon is home to bald eagles and other of Hailey and other state and local partners to restore the wetland
raptors and is an important migration corridor for large numbers of and riparian area at the south end of Lions Park along the Big
elk, mule deer, and antelope that pass through the area each spring Wood River at its confluence with Croy Creek. Thanks to a grant
and fall. Visitors will also find trout spawning in the cold, clear water from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, we will
as they make their way from Magic Reservoir. Protecting Sheep work with a local excavation contractor and the City of Hailey to
Bridge Canyon will ensure that the area’s large game animals have remove old concrete, fill, and other dumped materials from the
room to roam and the areas around rivers and streams remain edge of the wetlands at Croy Creek at the site that was part of
healthy for an array of animals, raptors, and songbirds. Hailey’s former landfill.
The project includes planting native vegetation to protect
water quality as Croy Creek enters the Big Wood River and
Additional Stewardship removing noxious weeds. The new plantings will improve habitat
for birds, moose, and other wildlife that depend on the flood-
for our Lands plain.

Wood River Land Trust is excited to announce the creation of a


new staff position dedicated to the care of our preserves and con-
servation agreements. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous
donor, we hired a full-time Stewardship Coordinator this spring to
oversee the ongoing management of our protected lands. Over
the past year, the number of acres we have protected has grown to
over 9,300, which includes almost 8,000 acres protected by volun-
tary conservation agreements in partnership with private landown-
ers and approximately 1,350 acres we own and keep open to the
public and in a natural state as preserves. Wood River Land Trust
is committed to the best possible management and care of these
lands, which means a demanding schedule of monitoring wildlife,
maintaining public trails, controlling noxious weeds, and working
closely with our neighbors and conservation agreement donors.
The new Stewardship Coordinator joins our team in time for a
busy 2008 summer field season.

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Staff and Board* Donors 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 Anita and Mike McCann Peter and Pat Dinkelspiel George Ohrstrom II
Anonymous (4) Lisa and Wilson McElhinny Ann Down Susan Parkinson
Robert Antonioli Charitable Unitrust James O. Moore Mary Bachman and William Downing Wolf Riehle and Feli Funke-Riehle
Draper Family Foundation Patsy and Mark Nickum Linda and Bob Edwards Nancy and Richard Robbins
Board of Directors WRLT Staff
John and Elaine French Family Foundation Rebecca Patton and R. Thomas Goodrich Kevin and Jennifer Embree Marie Rohnert
Clark Gerhardt, President Scott Boettger, David Perkins and Nancy Mackinnon Jim and Sandy Figge Susan Reinstein and Brian Ross
Ed Cutter, Vice President Executive Director $25,000 - $49,999 E & H Humbly Bumbly Foundation Sandra and John Flattery Jon and Judy Runstad
Building Material Thrift Store Harry and Diane Rinker Foundation John and Diana Flood John Schenk
Joan Swift, Treasurer Disbrow Developments Lois Rosen Jerry and Susan Flynt Elizabeth B. Simon
Robin Garwood, Secretary Morgan Buckert, Sarah and Michael Mars Elizabeth and John Stevenson Peter and Ginny Foreman Becky and Peter Smith
David Anderson Membership Assistant Osberg Family Trust/John and Gloria Osberg Pepper Walker George and Sandra Froley Steve and Ann Snyder
Macauley & Helen Dow Whiting Foundation Ward and Priscilla Woods/The Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer B. Fuller Fred Sprenger
Jerry Bashaw Woods Foundation Mark and Betsy Gates Carl and Frann Stremmel
John Flattery Melanie Dahl, $10,000 - $24,999 Gregory George Bill and Ginny Swigert
Anonymous (2) $2,500 - $4,999 Deana and Morley Golden Gail and Jack Thornton
Trent Jones Executive Assistant
Richard C. Barker Anonymous Betty and Peter Gray Charles and Cynthia Tillinghast
Heather King Croul Family Foundation/Kingsley and John Croul Rick Koffey & Babcock & Brown LP, John K. Greene Barry and Marjorie Traub
Jack Kueneman Kate Giese, Susan and Edward Cutter San Francisco Sue and Daniel Guggenheim Valley Paving/Lakeside Industries
Clark and Maria Gerhardt Bank of America Foundation Bobby and Fred Haemisegger Mary and Willy Vanbragt
Liz Mitchell Director of Conservation
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Audrey and Gerald Bashaw Tod and Barbara Hamachek Bill and Annie Vanderbilt
Wolf Riehle Guest/The SYZYGY Foundation Kevin Coyne George’s at the Cove Wodecroft Foundation/Mrs. Roger
John Fell Stevenson Kathryn Goldman, Harry and Shirley Hagey/ HRH Foundation Alan M. Dachs/The Fremont The Michael and Irene Healy Drackett/Martine & Dan Drackett
Marie and Jack Kueneman Group Foundation Charitable Fund Lark and Gary Young
Steve Strandberg Project Coordinator Jeanne and Bill Landreth Peggy and Millard Drexler Hull Family Foundation Bob and Patience Ziebarth
Barbara Thrasher The Lightfoot Foundation Hare Family Foundation Patsy Huntington
Doris Tunney Diane Kahm, Jon Manetta and Kathryn McQuade Carol and Len Harlig Benjamin Jacobson $500 - $999
Bill and Sally Neukom Lana and David Latchford Philip and Edina Jennison Mark Benjamin
Liz Warrick Development Assistant Kathy and David Richmond Ed and Julie Lawson Trent and Cecile Jones Dr. Elizabeth Breen
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Camille McCray Courtney and Steve Kapp Fred and Judy Brossy
Silver Creek Outfitters/Terry Ring Esther and Michael Ochsman Kathy and Gerald Kavka Dr. Christine Brozowski
Advisory Committee Heather Kimmel,
Steve and Diana Strandberg Tom and Michael Page/The Page Foundation Hampton and Jacqueline King Virginia Cirica and Lawrence Goelman
Peter Becker Program & Membership Coordinator Joan and Tom Swift Tsunami Foundation - Anson M. Wade and Heather King & Family Christi Clark
Ranney Draper The Lennox Foundation & Debra W. Beard, Jr. and Family Garrett and Clay Kirk Cynthia Green Colin
Thrasher Koffey Foundation Lynn and Frank Whittelsey Margot Larsen Ritz/Larsen Fund Robert and Cheryl Colman
Rebekah Helzel Robyn Watson,
Doris Tunney Jack Latrobe and Laura Clarke Ted Dale
Dave Parrish Major Gifts Officer Gerald and Maryanne Whitcomb $1,000 - $2,499 Robert F. and Deborah Law Candace and Tom Dee
Larry Schoen Lenny Barshack and Erin Smith Marlene and Bill Lehman Sally and Cecil Drinkward
$5,000 - $9,999 Brett and Trish Bashaw Ann and John Leonardo Chuck and Nancy Ferries
John Seiller Nathan Welch, Lyn and David Anderson Steve and Jill Beck Debra and Jack Levin Bill and Gay Fruehling
Tom Swift Planning Coordinator James Deering Danielson Foundation Victor Bernstein and Gail Landis Elizabeth and John Lewis Robin and Lee Garwood
Bruce Tidwell Ron and Beth Dozoretz/The Courtni and Charlie Billow Jo and Bill Lowe Bart and Nancy Green
Dozoretz Family Foundation Erik and Wendel Boe The Matthias Foundation, Inc. Ed L. Grubb
Keri York, The Ellison Foundation Stoney Burke Anthony and Audrey Mattos Bill and Anke Hall
Stewardship Coordinator Tracy and Tim Flaherty Capital Group Companies Ken and Molly McCain Ellen Harris
Bing and Debra Gordon Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles McNamee Rebekah and Lawrence Helzel
Leslie and Jack Hanks Richard Carr and Jeanne Meyers Rebecca and David Meyers/ Dave Hill
George and Leslie Hume Jay Cassell and Gay Weake Meyers Charitable Family Fund Greg and Wendy Hosman
Roy A. Hunt Foundation/Dan & Jodie Hunt Bonni and Peter Curran Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Don and Beverly Jefferson
* As of June 1, 2008
Elizabeth and Scott Lucas Wendy and Jim Daverman Mike and Jane Nicolais John and Diane Kahm -19-
Trish Klahr
James and Cynthia Knight
Georgie Lindquist
Charitable Foundation Member’s Fund
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