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Quigley Farms Conservation Easement

Located just east of Hailey, Quigley Farms is an easily accessible network of trails managed by our partner, Blaine County Recreation District. It’s a great place for walking your dog, biking, running, hiking, cross country skiing, and taking in the scenic views.

Thanks to the public access easement we hold, trails will be open to the public in perpetuity.

2023 QUIGLEY CANYON UPDATE

Wood River Land Trust holds a conservation easement on 1,278 acres of private property out Quigley Canyon, which includes the land proposed for development.

The landowner donated the conservation easement to Wood River Land Trust in 2017 while they were applying for the portion of the property to be annexed into the City of Hailey. The conservation easement protects the vast majority of the property outside the City while allowing for limited development to be located close to the mouth of the canyon and near existing infrastructure and other residential development.

The easement does allow for up to 24 lots within 73 acres of the property, which is what is currently proposed. When compared to previous development plans that included subdivision of 379 lots on 1,109 acres of land in the entire canyon, we felt that the amount of development allowed in the conservation easement is a significant improvement and protects resources important to our community and wildlife.

Initially, the developers proposed a design that was nearly identical to what had previously been contemplated in the conservation easement. Through various hearings and mediation, the developers have adjusted the design off the hillside, and reduced the lot size and the distance between the pods -- these changes are all an increase in conservation value compared to what had previously been approved in the Conservation Easement, and compared to what would otherwise be allowable under current County zoning.

ETHICAL LAND USE

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MINDFUL
PET OWNERSHIP

While dogs are welcome, kindly clean up after them to protect water quality. Keep your furry friends under voice control, ensuring a peaceful coexistence with both other visitors and the local wildlife.

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WARM
GESTURES

A simple smile and wave can go a long way in fostering a sense of camaraderie. Greeting fellow explorers with kindness creates an atmosphere of unity and appreciation.

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HEIGHTENED AWARENESS

As you traverse the trails, stay mindful of your surroundings. By respecting the natural habitat and its inhabitants, we create an environment where both humans and wildlife can thrive in harmony.

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NATURE'S
CALL

Please be aware that there are currently no restroom facilities available within the Preserve. We advise all visitors to come prepared and plan accordingly for your outdoor adventure.

WE BELIEVE THAT BY UPHOLDING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS, WE ENSURE THE LONGEVITY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PRESERVE.

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LEAVE
NO TRACE

Overnight camping, fires, and fireworks are not allowed. Let's cherish the untouched beauty of the Preserve for all to enjoy.

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STAY
ON PATH

To protect ecosystems, please avoid creating new trails. Stick to designated paths to minimize our impact.

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PRESERVING WILDLIFE

Other than fishing, we don’t want to encourage harassing wildlife.

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NO
SMOKING

For the safety of the environment and all visitors, smoking and open flames are not permitted.

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NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES

Motorcycles, snowmobiles, and ATVS need to remain outside the Preserve

GETTING THERE

To get to the Quigley trails from downtown Hailey, head east on Croy Street from Main Street. After about .5 miles Croy makes a sharp right turn as it becomes 8th. Just after this elbow, look for a left turn onto Quigley Road. The parking lot for the Quigley Canyon trails is located at the end of Quigley Road.

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