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Lower Board Ranch

By March 31, 2015 May 20th, 2015 Conservation Easements

Acres Protected:  14
Date Acquired:  2007
Public Access: No
Partners: Landowners, Bing & Debra Gordon

The Lower Board Ranch conservation easement prohibits development and protects wildlife habitat along this section of Warm Springs Creek and around a spring-fed pond on the property.  The easement benefits an array of wildlife including elk, deer, rainbow trout, and Wood River Sculpin.  Protecting the area from development guards against erosion on the banks of the creek during high water events and allows the riparian area to function naturally.  The native trees, shrubs, and grasses along the creek also provide food and nesting cover for migratory birds such as yellow warblers and common yellow throats, and year-round residents like song sparrows.