Citizen Petition 

Conservation-based Approach for the North Fork of the Payette Watershed Endowment Lands

The purpose of this petition is to demonstrate citizen support for the conservation-based approach being proposed by the United Payette Coalition for the 5,478 acres of state of Idaho endowment lands near McCall and surrounding Payette Lake. This approach is designed to maximize the long-term financial returns to the endowment trust and the institutions they support through conservation and recreation solutions.  Demonstrating strong citizen support for this approach to the Idaho State Land Board Commissioners whose members include the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the State Controller, is crucial to conserve this beloved area.

The United Payette approach provides conservation-based solutions in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Lands creating a vision of McCall 50 years from now. One which includes clean lakes and rivers through well-managed forests providing for thriving ecology and wildlife, alongside open public access for diverse recreational interests of residents and visitors alike. The approach limits development of lands around Payette Lake and seeks to retain lands within the Idaho Department of Lands Payette Lakes Supervisory Area.  It provides new sources of sustainable revenues supporting the Land Board’s constitutional obligation to secure the maximum long-term financial return to the endowment trusts and the institutions they support. 


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