Land acquisition for Kiesha’s Preserve began with the purchase of the first 20 acres in 1993. Since that time additional land has been acquired, including in the Paris, Idaho as well as in Wyoming near the Grand Teton National Park. Today, the Preserve is approaching 1,000 acres with 824 acres in the Paris Canyon property set aside in a conservation easement to protect the land from development.
Going forward, as we acquire additional funding, more land will be purchased and set aside in conservation easements. This will ensure permanent protection of the Preserve and enable it to continue to provide essential ecosystem services to the surrounding communities.
Kiesha’s Preserve is named in the honor of Kiesha, an Akita who taught us how to look at nature through her eyes on many days spent in the field where she and her family carried our equipment and supplies.