Acres Protected: 355
Date Acquired: 2008
Public Access: No
Partners: Landowners, Bob & Phyllis Ching
Riparian areas and floodplain, covering the majority of the property, are a great example of relatively undisturbed natural habitat. As landowner Phyllis Ching says, “the most unique aspect of the property is the Big Lost River itself.” Stands of black cottonwoods, willow thickets, and native grasses comprise its typical cottonwood gallery forest; sagebrush steppe covers the remainder of the property. The habitat on Old Chilly hosts a variety of permanent and migratory wildlife, offering food and shelter for mule deer, and migration corridors and critical winter range for species such as elk and pronghorn.