Acres Protected: 246
Date Acquired: 1999
Public Access: No
Partners: Donors, Ewing & Bonnie Philbin & Landowners, Jim & Jennifer Milgard
The Houston Road conservation easement is a working farm with significant wildlife habitat along the Big Lost River near Mackay, Idaho. The current landowners have worked to restore portions of the original farm while continuing to farm several fields. The floodplain and historic agricultural fields are home to mule deer, elk, and moose. Numerous species of birds have also been sighted on the property, including great blue heron, kingfisher, and warblers. Protection against future development ensures that the riparian areas along the Big Lost River will continue to function naturally and upland habitat will continue to exist for these species.