Help us today to protect Idaho’s tomorrow

Idaho’s open spaces and the wildlife that occupy them cannot advocate for themselves, and it’s up to us to prioritize and preserve them. Read below to learn how you can partner with us to better protect natural environments throughout Idaho.

Donate Money

Idaho is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. Land and wildlife protection is in a race against the surge in development. No matter the size of your contribution, your donation gives nature across Idaho a fighting chance to win that race.

Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS. Our EIN is 23-7255461. Contributions by individuals, foundations and corporations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Protect Land

We are available to help you make long-term conservation plans for your property using various techniques. Your choice of which technique to use depends upon your goals for the property, the natural characteristics of the land, and your financial objectives. If you would like to discuss land protection, contact our executive director at

Property Transfer

There are a number of types of property transfer agreements. The most common is a "fee simple" agreement where the donor transfers to the Foundation his or her entire interest in and ownership of a property. Another possibility is for the donor to transfer all or part of a property to the Foundation subject to a "life estate." In this scenario, the donor continues to live on the land for the remainder of his or her life.

Conservation Easement

A conservation easement (or conservation agreement) is a voluntary and legal contract between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently specifies limited uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. It does allow the landowner to continue to use the land for specific purposes and to sell, or pass the land onto his/her heirs.