May 2015 marked the Idaho Chapter’s 50th anniversary. With supporters like you, we’ve protected more than 400,000 acres of Idaho’s forests, waterways, grasslands and deserts. With your help, the next 50 years will see even more accomplishments. Thank you for all you have done for nature in Idaho!
Learn more about the people and places behind our work over the last 50 years and check back as we add more features during our anniversary year. Contact us if you would like to share your own conservation story or photos.
Stories from former and current staff members that contributed to some of the most successful projects in our 50 year history.
Scroll through 50 years of conservation with our anniversary timeline.
Watch a short video to learn about The Nature Conservancy's first project in Idaho, a 35-acre cedar grove near Moscow.
Take a tour of the land and wildlife of this 485,000-acre refuge, home to the largest concentration of nesting birds of prey in North America.
Terraced mineral pools, an underground cave, and remarkable geological formations make this one of Idaho's most extraordinary places to visit.
Since 1998, we have been protecting this virtual wildlife sanctuary on the shore of one of Idaho's most beautiful lakes. Scroll through our guide to plan your visit to Cougar Bay.
As a reliable partner over the last 15 years, TNC has helped IDFG, BLM and the City of Boise protect habitat for wildlife and rare plants while also providing additional recreational access out Boise’s backdoor. Watch our short video to see what the Boise Foothills have to offer.
The West's largest riverside cottonwood forest and epic fly-fishing grounds were in jeopardy before partners came together to conserve this special place.
The crystal clear water, unique geology, and rare invertebrates make the Thousand Springs area a special place worth visiting. To help us celebrate our 50th anniversary, Deputy State Director Lou Lunte shared a favorite memory from his time there.
Nearly 40 years ago the Conservancy established the flagship preserve at Silver Creek. It has since become a model for community-based conservation.