Kim Trotter: Executive Director
Driggs, ID — Eastern Idaho native and conservation leader Kim Trotter has been named Executive Director of Teton Regional Land Trust, whose mission is to conserve working farms and ranches, fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic open spaces in eastern Idaho for this and future generations.
Most recently, Glovier was the Assistant Policy Director at The Watershed Institute where she worked with community members and local governments to develop and implement policies and practices to address pressing threats to the water and the environment. In this position, she was a strong voice for action in addressing polluted stormwater runoff, was instrumental in the preservation of a key 153-acre tract of open space in Princeton that was threatened with development, and helped the organization launch a new generation of education programs focused on environmental advocacy.
Trotter’s passion for protecting the area’s natural and agricultural resources dates back to her early career experience negotiating many of eastern Idaho’s early conservation easements as a Land Protection Specialist with Teton Regional Land Trust. This included safeguarding miles of habitat along the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and procuring Idaho’s first Farm and Ranchland Protection Program grant to work with private landowners in the Sand Creek wildlife corridor.
Trotter’s recent experience includes serving as U.S. Program Director for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, where she led collaborative efforts to reconnect wildlife habitat through large landscape conservation. These projects included building wildlife-friendly roads and fences, increasing access to human-wildlife conflict reduction tools and programs, safeguarding key private lands, and ensuring the long-term protection of public lands.
Since 1990, Teton Regional Land Trust has worked with hundreds of conservation organizations and landowners to protect nearly 40,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat and working lands in eastern Idaho, including migration corridors for large mammals, native Yellowstone cutthroat trout spawning areas and tributaries, wetlands and critical bird habitat, and agricultural lands. For more information, visit www.tetonlandtrust.org.