|Why It Is A Conservation Priority
This 210-acre voluntary conservation agreement donated by Patsy and Mark Nickum forever protects an important corridor for elk and mule deer migration, winter habitat for deer and elk, and wetland areas in Croy Canyon between Colorado Gulch Road and Croesus Creek Road. These 210 acres are part of a larger 420-acre parcel, the remainder of which was recently approved for a 19-lot subdivision.
In the early stages of their project’s conception, the Nickums asked Wood River Land Trust to help them determine which portions of their 420 acres were most important for wildlife habitat and other conservation concerns. After analyzing the land’s wetland areas, scenic views, wildlife habitat, and migration areas, Wood River Land Trust recommended areas that should remain undeveloped. The proposed subdivision was subsequently reconfigured to exclude development from these sensitive areas, which are now protected by a conservation agreement.
Restoration & Improvement Goals:
None at this time.
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