Acres Protected: 26
Date Acquired: 1999
Public Access: Along Big Wood River
Partners: Donor, John Chapman, & Landowners, George and Rita Golleher
Cloverly Ranch contains 26 acres of forested riparian habitat north of Hailey, and is visible from The Sawtooth Scenic Byway. This area provides vital wintering habitat for elk, mule deer, and moose, and is potential habitat for North American wolverine, a species listed under the Endangered Species Act. In addition, this conservation easement protects a portion of the Big Wood River that has been identified as high priority trout habitat. Protecting the floodplain and riparian corridor improves water quality and allows the river to function and meander naturally. This conservation easement also protects working agricultural lands, which are currently used as horse pasture, and provides a public access fishing trail along the east side of the Big Wood River.