| Why it is a Conservation Priority
In March, the Wood River Land Trust acquired 100 acres of land in the Pioneer Mountains 12 miles from Hailey to protect habitat for a variety of wildlife and maintain access to public lands beyond. Porcupine Creek is part of a migration corridor for elk and mule deer between higher-elevation Forest Service lands and lower-elevation BLM and private properties. The habitat provides year-round habitat for elk and also supports beaver, black bear, migratory songbirds, moose, Wood River sculpin, and seasonal use by greater sage grouse. Neighboring BLM lands have been designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern to protect sensitive wildlife resources.
What To Do And See:
Visiting Porcupine Creek Preserve:
The road to Porcupine Creek is rugged and inaccessible in the winter. From Main St in Hailey, turn east on Bullion St and travel 1.1 miles. Turn left on Quigley Rd and continue 7.6 miles up Quigley Canyon; turn left and travel 4.7 miles; turn right and travel for about 1.5 miles.
Restoration & Education Goals:
Porcupine Creek Preserve Media Links: