Acres Protected: 160
Date Acquired: 2008
Public Access: No
Partners: Landowners, Larry & Nan Stone
Located near the mountain town of May, Big Springs Creek and another unnamed tributary of the Pahsimeroi River flow across the property, creating 74 acres of riparian habitat. This type of habitat is important for wildlife such as mule deer, bald eagle, and long-billed curlew. The Big Springs conservation easement is also the first Land Trust project to benefit three species of trout and salmon that are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act: bull trout, Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. In addition to providing habitat for wildlife, the scenic views provide a backdrop to the agricultural practices on the property.