Thursday, May 25, 2006
Opening Day Festivities at Flat Ranch Preserve
Flat Ranch Preserve will offer a barbecue and fly tying demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday, May 27, opening day of fishing season.
Located just 15 miles west of West Yellowstone, Flat Ranch is perfect place to stop on your next trip to Yellowstone National Park or the Henry's Fork.
The Nature Conservancy's Chet Work is predicting the best fishing in several years on Flat Ranch. The preserve is a good place to see wildlife like pronghorn, sandhill crane, curlew and osprey. In the summer, wildflower displays can be excellent.
Flat Ranch is located directly off Highway 20, just north of Macks Inn.
The preserve is part of the Conservancy's efforts to protect important wildlife habitat in the Henry's Lake area. We are working with area ranchers on conservation easements, which protect both the rural economy and wildlife migration paths used by elk, moose, pronghorn and mule deer.
Photo by Chet Work