Since its beginning in 1972, the Foundation's goals are to promote the acquisition, preservation, conservation and maintenance of open spaces and related ecosystems. It is organized to cooperate with community groups and governmental units within the state. The Foundation has been fortunate, in building its track record, to acquire most of its holdings by donation rather than purchase. A key element in the process is public and private trust and confidence.
The Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands is a statewide public benefit privately funded organization whose mission is to preserve and protect open space lands and unique natural, scenic settings for public benefit through various flexible conservation methods.
The Foundation purchased the option to buy on the 12 acre parcel next to Barber Pool and Shakespeare, and is now raising funds to remediate and completely purchase the property. Final payment is due at the end of 2014. Please help us raise the money to add this piece of land back to open space and part of the Barber Pool Conservation Area. [read more]