| Why It Is A Conservation Priority
Simba Springs is an easement of 635 acres donated in 2007. It is located in Custer County 40 miles north of Sun Valley. This property is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife and hosts lots of migrant megafauna including black bears, mountain lions, wolves, martens, lynx, deer, elk, and even an occasional pronghorn and mountain goat. There are over 80 species of birds, including bald and golden eagles, northern goshawk, great horned owls, northern pygmy owls, as well as many songbirds. The forest of mature and old growth Douglas Fir and aspen and two small creeks and many springs provided sustenance to visitors, both human and animal. In addition to the wildlife it also supports agricultural grazing for bison and horses on the vast property.
Restoration & Improvement Goals:
None at this time.
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