| Why It Is A Conservation Priority
Located near the little town of May, Big Springs Creek and another unnamed creek, both tributaries of the Pahsimeroi River, flow across the property and provide 74 acres of riparian habitat for wildlife such as mule deer, bald eagle, and long-billed curlew. The Big Springs Conservation Easement is the first Land Trust project to benefit three species of trout and salmon that are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act: bull trout, Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. In addition to providing habitat for wildlife, the scenic views provide a backdrop to the agricultural practices on the property.
Restoration & Improvement Goals:
To enhance migration of salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is working with the Bureau of Reclamation to improve fish movement through Big Springs Creek and will install a new fish passage structure this summer.
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