| Why It Is A Conservation Priority
This 67.67 acre easement was donated in 2003, North of Hailey on the Big Wood River. The Cottonwood easement consists of riparian habitat, pasture lands, and overflow areas on the river with mature black cottonwood forests. This riparian and wetland habitat supports many species of bird, fish, and game trails for deer, elk, and moose. This easement provides protection to a section of the Big Wood River containing areas considered a wild trout fishery, and all wildlife will benefit from this protection as well. Through out the irrigated pasture, aquatic species of plants can be found including native Great Basin Wildrye. The scenic views of the rural landscape are visible from highway 75, and provide enjoyment for all.
Restoration & Improvement Goals:
None at this time.
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