The Pioneers Alliance sustains the natural and cultural values and advances economic opportunities for communities in the Pioneer Mountains to Craters of the Moon region. We are a coalition of ranchers, farmers, local residents, conservationists, agency officials and elected officials working together to accomplish common goals.
The Pioneers Alliance and the Landscape Participants in the Pioneers Alliance work to create an enduring legacy of community-based stewardship and conservation in the Pioneer Mountains-Craters of the Moon landscape.
At the heart of the work of the Pioneers Alliance is our work to conserve the working lands and wild lands of the Pioneers-Craters region. We recognize that many of the values we most cherish about the region – working ranches, abundant migratory wildlife, backcountry hunting and recreation, spectacular vistas – require a large unspoiled landscape.
The Pioneers-Craters region has a rich human history and culture. Originally inhabited by the Shoshone and Bannock people, the region is traversed by Goodale’s Cutoff, a spur of the Oregon Trail, now being evaluated for designation as a National Historic Trail.