Acres Protected: 68
Date Acquired: 2003
Public Access: No
Partners: Donor, Anson McCook Beard & Landowners, Jean Beard, Anson H Beard, & Jamie Beard
The Cottonwood conservation easement, north of Hailey on the Big Wood River, consists of riparian habitat, pasture lands, and overflow areas along the river with mature black cottonwood forest. The riparian and wetland habitat supports many species of bird, fish, and game trails for deer, elk, and moose. This easement also provides protection to a section of the Big Wood River containing areas considered as a wild trout fishery, and the scenic views of the rural landscape are visible from the Sawtooth Scenic Byway, providing enjoyment for all.