Mays Creek

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

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.

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