At Blackhawk, we’ve developed important working relationships with local and national organizations that share our commitment to conservation and responsible development. From the conservation easements we need to protect tracts of our land forever to best practices in public access and greenways, these organizations are helping us leave a legacy we can all be proud of.
Payette Land Trust
Based in McCall, Idaho, the Payette Land Trust is dedicated to protecting for future generations the scenic, agricultural, ranch, recreational, historic and wildlife values of Idaho by working cooperatively with the community and landowners who wish to protect their lands in perpetuity. More at www.payettelandtrust.org.
Payette Basin Foundation
The Payette Basin Foundation helps identify land for protection and the funds to make it happen. It also helps raise those funds through charitable campaigns and legislative or voter initiatives. Specifically, the goals of the Foundation are to:
- Set aside open space from real estate development
- Create parks and provide recreation opportunities
- Guide growth
- Preserve local character
- Safeguard water supplies
- Protect wildlife
- Conserve important natural resources
Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has worked with willing landowners, community groups, and national, state, and local agencies to complete more than 3,000 land conservation projects in 46 states, protecting more than 2 million acres. Since 1994, TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass almost 300 ballot measures, generating over $19 billion in new conservation-related funding. More at www.tpl.org.
Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. TU’s 152,000 volunteers are organized into 450 chapters nationwide, include a chapter in McCall. Blackhawk and TU are currently exploring projects to improve and protect the fishery and riparian ecosystem along the North Fork of the Payette River. More at www.tu.org