Your financial help is crucial to our ongoing work to protect land in Idaho. Idaho is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. Land and wildlife protection is in a race against the surge in development.
Your small or large donation is used to help protect and manage unique properties in Idaho that are protected from future development. Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS. Contributions by individuals, foundations and corporations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
You can make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands. Compared with donating cash, or selling your stocks and contributing after-tax proceeds, you may be able to avoid capital gains, increasing your gift and your tax deductions. You should always consult your own tax adviser or accountant. If you wish to make a stock donation, please call or write the IFPL office and we can help you through the process.Contact Us
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 please call or write the IFPL office.Contact Us
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.Contact Us
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.Contact Us
We need your help. Volunteerism is the foundation of a civil society. You help your neighbors, your environment and your community, either providing expertise or simple involvement.
If you would like to talk about what you can do to help, please write or call the IFPL office.Contact Us