Greenprint Projects

Greater Sandpoint Greenprint


View of rugged mountains under blue sky.
Idaho greenprint Mountains and valleys of Idaho © Robert Sheley

The Trust for Public Land worked with Idaho Conservation League, the planning departments of the City of Ponderay and the City of Sandpoint, and Kaniksu Land Trust to coordinate the Greater Sandpoint Greenprint process. Work on the Greenprint began during Fall 2014, and it will be finalized in Spring 2016. Community engagement was central to the development of the Greenprint, and hundreds of local residents provided input.

Year Published: 2016

State: Idaho

Landscape Context: Inland

Housing Density: Rural

Funding Type: Both (Public and Private)

Habitat Focus: Forest, Water

Organizations Involved:

The Trust for Public Land, The Idaho Conservation League, The City of Sandpoint, The City of Ponderay, and the Kanitsu Land Trust


Water Quality, Open Space/Habitat, Recreation, Climate Resilience, Viewshed, Working Land

Stakeholder Involvement:

Stakeholders were fully integrated throughout the process.

Planning Process:

The planning process including a community survey, interviews, "Speak Outs", and engagement of a Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Team to help with prioritization.

Desired Outcomes:

Based on the priorities expressed by the community, the Greenprint focuses on four primary goals:

1) Maintain Water Quality,
2) Provide Recreation,
3) Protect Wildlife Habitat, and
4) Preserve Working Lands.

The overall map for the Greater Sandpoint Greenprint highlights 94,500 acres of special places that are the highest priorities for voluntary conservation because their protection would best meet the community’s goals.

What It Accomplished: A potential ballot measure (in process).