Idaho Nonprofit Center Leadership Summit

Three-part leadership trainings available in the Treasure Valley June-August and the Moscow area August-October

The Idaho Nonprofit Center and the Idaho Community Foundation are pleased to continue the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Generously supported by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and the Kissler Family Foundation, the program is designed to strengthen and support Idaho nonprofit organizations to deliver more effective programs and sustain their operations through training in leadership development, board development, strategic planning, fundraising, and more.

Unique in its scope, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit brings together a select core of nonprofit leaders and board members for three dynamic sessions over a three-month period. Participants will learn from locally and nationally known experts, share ideas with their colleagues and peers and graduate from the program with knowledge to guide their organizations to new levels of growth and sustainability.

Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for grant funds to use in furthering their organization's sustainability efforts through board or staff development, strategic planning, and more.

Learn more and register here

Call for submissions: Fish and wildlife habitat films

A team from NFHP and the Fish Habitat Section of AFS are organizing a film festival for the joint AFS/TWS annual meeting taking place in Reno September 29-October 3, 2019 ( They are looking for film submissions to help convey the many benefits that come from supporting the habitat needs of our treasured fish and wildlife.

Reno-vating Habitat for Fish and Wildlife: A Film Festival Highlighting Collaborative Habitat Conservation and Its Benefits is a 2-day session that will feature films showcasing examples where resource practitioners and others come together to protect, restore and enhance freshwater, coastal and terrestrial habitats that support the needs of fish and wildlife. This unique session will use film to share the stories capturing how landowners, anglers, hunters, volunteers, local communities, tribes, federal and state agencies, scientists and others are working together across the country to solve challenges and successfully conserve many of America’s treasured species. Film categories will include fish and wildlife habitat conservation projects, target on-the-ground restoration examples, and include other films that capture the dynamic landscapes and unique habitats that are home to our fish and wildlife. This session is intended to offer a unique opportunity for meeting attendees to collaborate and learn about successful conservation stories from across the country. 

It is envisioned that films will be shown at a minimum of one time during the festival event, and depending upon the total amount of films collected, films may be shown more than once to accommodate multiple viewing opportunities over the course of the allowed symposia timeframe. In addition, a selection of films may be shown one night during the week to the public at a local venue in the Reno area.

Film submission guidelines and the submission information form are attached; the film submission information form is due April 1, 2019.

Please contact Deborah Hart (Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership, /907-723-0258) or Tom Lang, (AFS Fish Habitat Section, for more details. 

Save the Date: ICOLT Spring Gathering May 13-14, 2019


Please mark you calendars for the spring gathering of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts on Monday May 13 – Tuesday, May 14 

We will meet at the beautiful Teton Valley Lodge near Driggs.  Our time together will begin at 3pm on Monday, with a full day of sessions on Tuesday, followed by an evening closing reception and dinner.  There are many lodging options in the Driggs area, but the local recommendation is the fabulous Super 8 Driggs

Our program will focus on new funding through the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, training on science tools for integrating climate science with land conservation, and setting ICOLT’s communications and policy course for the coming year.  Look for a detailed agenda in April.

The meeting is timed so that you can also attend the Heart of the Rockies Initiative meeting on May 15-16 in Pinedale, Wyoming.

LTA seeking member sign-on regarding the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act

Last week the Alliance sent out a member sign-on letter urging Congress to act on the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act.  We are trying to get as many members as possible to sign onto this letter from every region of the country.  We believe this letter will send a powerful message about the true voice of the land trust community. 

Whether your land trust is small or large, staffed or volunteer-led, your support is critical. It takes just a moment to add your name, and will support land conservation across the lands we love here in Idaho, and across the nation. Read the letter and sign-on now.

PNW Resilient Landscapes Initiative

Launched with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Initiative is a partnership of the three community foundations and the Land Trust Alliance to permanently protect thousands of acres of natural lands in Oregon, Idaho and Washington that can preserve biodiversity, durable wildlife habitat and functional migration corridors as the climate changes . Read the full press release here.

Idaho Climate Summit - November 16 & 17, 2017

Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate is a two-day summit about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.


The 2017 Idaho Climate Summit is a two-day conversation about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.


  • Businesses 
  • Resource and land managers
  • Idaho tribes and tribal organizations
  • Researchers and topical experts
  • Public interest organizations
  • Community members
  • Government officials


The statewide summit will be held at Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU), and the University of Idaho (UI), November 16 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and 17 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM), with a reception on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center. Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live in Boise from the Boise State Student Union Building and streamed online for participants to view at the UI Commons building in Moscow and the ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello. Afternoon facilitated workshops will be held at all three venues. Click here for the summit agenda.

Any business, school, organization or individual who wants to participate can do so online by streaming the event from Entities that wish to lead their own design thinking workshops can sign up for a training from Warm Springs Consulting on the “Facilitate” tab of Statewide workshop results will be shared in a post-summit action report to be distributed in early 2018 via the website.

Idaho Lands Summit: November 9th, 2017

Seeking common ground

Solution-seekers only, please

The Idaho Lands Summit provides public and private stakeholders a safe, independent venue to openly discuss long-term solutions to issues surrounding the land and water in the West. A source of contention for generations, it’s never been more relevant or vital than it is today. The ILS brings together for a day the stakeholders vying for influence on this critical issue to seek creative ideas, potential solutions and greater communication.

More information can be located at: