Acres Protected: 87
Date Acquired: 1998
Public Access: No
Partners: Donor, Robert McBride & Landowner, Jim Stewart
The Mays Creek conservation easement was one of the first donated to Wood River Land Trust in 1998. The easement protects sagebrush-steppe and riparian habitat along Mays Creek in Camas County, which supports migration and winter habitat for elk and mule deer. Additionally, the protection of Mays Creek has a beneficial effect on to the surrounding riverine/wetland habitat by recharging the underlying aquifer and increasing water quality. Although the property has not been grazed for a number of years, the landowners have worked to protect the natural springs on the property from grazing by fencing and providing alternative watering sources.