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Trout Friendly Program


How we care for our gardens, lawns and landscapes directly affects the health of our river, fishery and aquifer. Help us protect these limited and valuable resources and build community awareness on protecting our water.

The Trout Friendly program promotes simple (or advanced) steps to create attractive landscapes that promote water and soil health. It’s free to join the and you’ll receive invitations to soil and water workshops, seminars, home tours, and a free lawn sign to display your support of the program.

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Review the form, printable version CLICK HERE


Choose Your Level: Basic Silver or Gold


Register Online or Mail in the Printable Form:

119 East Bullion St

Hailey ,ID 83333


Wood River Land Trust Will Contact you To Schedule a Visit and Certify Your Landscape.


Proudly Post Your Trout Friendly Sign!

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All Membership levels receive a subscription to the monthly TF newsletter which has informative information on how you can become more TF and has links to local and national articles related to the program’s BMP. Also you will get inclusive invites seminars by landscape professionals and updates on Wood River Land Trust projects!

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If you want to learn or already follow Trout Friendly’s Best Management Practices sign up for a Community Member membership and get your yard certified. Certification will provide recommendations how you can become even more Trout Friendly to ensure the health of the Big Wood River and its aquifer! Be proud of your yard and display a Trout Friendly sign which is provided with your donation. Link not working?

Download the PDF HERE, fill it out, and mail it to the Wood River Land Trust at 119 E. Bullion Ave Hailey, ID 83333

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The Trout Friendly program's main goal is to protect and enhance the health of the Big Wood River and its aquifer. This will ensure a healthy fishery and drinking water for the Wood River Valley. The Trout Friendly program accomplishes this through educational outreach to the community by providing seminars with landscape professionals, working with local landscape companies to implement Trout Friendly best management practices, and providing important information on our website to reduce the use of water and synthetic pesticides and incorporate native plants to increase wildlife habitat. Your membership will allow the program to thrive and protect our treasured Big Wood River! Ambassadors will receive all of the benefits listed below and will also get a Trout friendly t-shirt and trucker hat.

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As a professional member of our Trout Friendly program, you are communicating to the community that you value the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices. When community members contact the Wood River Land Trust for support in implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in their own yards, your business is where we refer them to. We also recognize your dedication to a healthy Big Wood River by listing your business on our website and in our newsletters and other communications as appropriate. We also welcome you to add your own company sticker to our Trout Friendly Yard Signs when you are assisting a homeowner with implementing the Best Management Practices, increasing your visibility and commitment.


Find out more about the benefits that the Trout Friendly Program can have for you, and some great tips on how to implement the program in your landscape.


These local businesses are an amazing resource for when you are looking to implement the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices into your own landscape! Our business partners range from nurseries where you can purchase native and waterwise plants, to full service landscape companies that will help maintain your yard in alignment with your own Trout Friendly ideals. We value these businesses' commitment to keeping our fisheries healthy! In addition, we are proud to partner with local municipalities and homeowners associations to advocate for Trout Friendly Best Management Practices on a broad scale.


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Magic Valley Turfgrass offers diverse sod options for residential, commercial, sports and golf properties.  Please visit out products tab to review the various types of turfgrass sod offered.  Products include options for drought tolerance, low maintenance, shade tolerance, athletic fields and a native grass blend.​

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In 2015 Lily & Fern became a division of Whitehead’s Landscaping, making it possible to offer full service custom garden design and maintenance programs, with you in mind.  Our services include garden design, landscape design, beautiful installation, and maintenance programs.  Plus, we have an awesome organic vermicomposting system.  The end result of Vermicomposting is Vermicast, which is what is left after the worms completely break down the material! The reason why Vermicompost is considered “black gold” is because it is packed full of water-soluble nutrients. When added to the soil that your plants are already rooted in, it acts as a nutrient-dense, organic fertilizer, as well as a soil conditioner.

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When you hire the landscapers from U Next Storm Landscaping in Hailey, our experienced team will provide professional services at an affordable price. We’ll focus on the little details that will make your property look polished all year long, and you’ll be amazed by our high-quality work and design plans. We offer lawn maintenance, landscape and hardscape design and installation, sprinkler systems, and irrigation systems.

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While we can all make changes on an individual level, our HOA partners are taking things a step further by implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices to whole housing associations. If you belong to a HOA and would like them to consider implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in your community, have them call us at (208) 788-3947 to find out more.


We would like to thank Thunder Spring Condominium Owners Assn, Inc.for their longtime commitment to implementing the Trout Friendly Best Management Practices in their community!

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