Acres Protected: 14
Date Acquired: 2002
Public Access: By appointment
Partners: Landowners, Mick & Jennifer Halverson
The Mackay River Bridge conservation easement in Custer County provides protection of sagebrush, riverine, wetland, pasture, and riparian habitats. The great habitat variety supports many species, some of which are species of concern or threatened. Protecting the river manages flooding and water quality, while surrounding habitat provides wintering grounds for elk, deer, and moose. The riparian habitat supports forging habitat for lynx, and large sage brush provides habitat for pygmy rabbits.