Teton Regional Land Trust is proud to announce that Anne Thomas of Rexburg, Idaho is the 2013 recipient of the Michael B. Whitfield Scholarship. Anne was chosen from a talented pool of applicants to receive $1,000 toward her college education.
The Madison High School graduate has a keen interest in the outdoors and plans to major in an environmental field at BYU in Provo this fall. Anne participated in Madison High School’s Environmental Solutions program where she found a deeper admiration for conservation and stewardship of the places she loves. Anne enjoys playing the cello and piano and is an avid reader. Help us congratulate Anne for earning the Michael B. Whitfield Scholarship.
To be a candidate for the Michael B Whitfield Scholarship, students must be graduating seniors who live in the Teton Regional Land Trust service area. These counties include Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton and parts of Bingham, Butte, Caribou, and Lemhi in Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming west of the Tetons. Candidates must also show an intention to pursue a major course of study in college or vocational school in the environmental sciences, biology, ecology, environmental planning or policy, agriculture, or a related field. Candidates must have a grade point average of at least 3 (out of 4). The 2014 application deadline is April 1.
Teton Regional Land Trust is excited to announce that the Community Foundation of Teton Valley, Teton Springs Foundation and the Silver Star Communications’ Caring for Community grant program have all partnered on our project to establish and protect nesting Trumpeter Swans project in Teton Valley. They join other project partners that include Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Intermountain Aquatics, Wyoming Wetlands Society, Trumpeter Swan Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as well as private landowners. The funding from local foundations will help kick off the project by supporting three specific project goals:
1) Establishing a nesting flock of trumpeter swans in Teton Valley
Teton Regional Land Trust, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Intermountain Aquatics recently completed a Trumpeter Swan Assessment that concluded that Teton Basin wetlands could support nesting trumpeter swans. The study identified specific locations that have permanent protection through conservation easements and willing landowners. This summer, project partners will release captive-raised young swans on the chosen wetland with a surrogate mother. Since the species are traditionalists, these swans will establish an affinity for that site and, once mature, will come back to nest each year. Since nesting swans have never been documented in Teton Valley, this is a great opportunity that adds security to the survival of the Rocky Mountain population.
Teton Regional Land Trust works with willing landowners in Eastern Idaho to conserve their property for farms and ranches and fish and wildlife habitat for future generations.
Thank You for Your Generous Support!!
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- TRLT Receives Generous Donation from Pro Guide Direct
- TRLT Receives POW Grant
- Funding for Weed Control Initiative
- Native Seed Operation Protected
- South Fork Snake River Partnership to Receive National State Wildlife Action Plan Partnership Award
- Teton River Habitat Protection Improved
- TRLT Receives Grant from Teton Springs Foundation
- Congressman Simpson Meets with Local Conservation Groups
- Vital Ground Protected Along the Fall River
- Sandhill Cranes in the Teton Valley News
- National Wetlands Conservation Group Highlights Teton Valley and Land Trust Success
- Book Release
- Art on the Land in the news - Valley Citizen
- TRLT Receives 1% for the Tetons Grant
- Conserve Teton Valley: Donate through the Tin Cup Challenge
- Michael B. Whitfield Scholarship Awarded