Cooperatove Conservation Project

St. Joe

Location: Far West Region: Idaho

Project Summary: The Trust for Public Land is involved in a significant project to acquire conservation easements on roughly 80,000 acres along the St. Joe River in northern Idaho.
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Resource Challenge

Permanently protecting these forestlands will preserve wildlife habitat, enhance recreational opportunities, and continue sustainable forestry on mixed coniferous timberland to benefit the local economy. The upper reaches of the St. Joe River are designated as a National Wild and Scenic River, and maintaining high water quality in the river will protect important fisheries such as bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. These valuable forestlands are located close by growing population centers along Interstate 90, including Coeur d’Alene in Idaho and Spokane in Washington.

Examples of Key Partners

Trust for Public Land

Potlatch Company

US Forest Service

Idaho Department of Land

other partners

Results and Accomplishments

Federal appropriations of $8 million and philanthropic matching funds have already permanently protected approximately 50,000 acres of the total 80,000 acres in the project.


Project Contact
Tom Sadler
Director of Program Development
Trust for Public Land
660 Pensylvania Avenue, SE Suite 401
Washington, DC 20003


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