| Why It Is A Conservation Priority
Pioneer Moon is a 22 acre easement donated in 2005, found at the base of the Pioneer mountains. It is nearby other protected areas and together form a larger area to benefit from their ecosystems and support further wildlife. The bottom lands and hillsides are favored by deer, elk, wolverines, and possibly the gray wolf. In addition, the banks along the south of the property include the East Fork of the Big Wood River, which provides important riparian and wetland habitat for birds and fish, including the at-risk Wood River sculpin. Protecting the river helps to recharge the underground aqiufer, manage flooding and provide better water quality for fish. The property also contains an pasture area for grazing, which create a beautiful vew with its surrounding landscape.
Restoration & Improvement Goals:
None at this time.
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