Acres Protected: 8
Date Acquired: 2003 & 2006
Public Access: No
Partners: Landowners, Tom & Florence Blanchard, Ed & Julie Lawson
The two Lower Broadford conservation easements include 8 acres of land situated one mile southwest of the city of Bellevue. The properties are comprised of areas used for grazing horses, protected areas designated as sensitive riparian habitat, and woodlands. Protecting this land connects it to other nearby protected property, which extends the efforts of Wood River Land Trust to provide a natural habitat for fish and wildlife throughout the Wood River Valley. The easement helps protect the river for flood management, water quality, trout fisheries, and also provides habitat for the sensitive Western Toad, a species of special concern.