Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Join Our Silver Creek Public Meetings

Tomorrow--Thursday, March 25--will begin a series of public meetings to gather public input on the Silver Creek enhancement plan.

The Nature Conservancy has announced that it will work with Ecosystem Sciences, a non-profit Boise-based consulting firm, to develop a comprehensive plan to restore stretches of Silver Creek and its tributaries that need most help, and to use the restoration methods that will have the most conservation benefit.

The effort will result in habitat projects that benefit the fishery as well as many wildlife species.

Silver Creek has been a community-based conservation project since the Conservancy purchased the preserve in 1976. That's what has made it such a success.

Your input is important. Tomorrow's meetings will be at noon at the Picabo General Store and at 3:30 pm at the Conservancy's Hailey Office on 116 First Avenue North.

Other public meetings include:

April 22 – noon, Picabo Store

April 24 – noon, Picabo Store

April 26 – 5: 30 pm, The Nature Conservancy’s Hailey Office

May 29 – Opening Day. Presentations for review and input at the Silver Creek Visitor Center all day.

You can also stay informed of the enhancement plan and provide your feedback on the Silver Creek Enhancement Plan blog.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Dayna Gross at 208-788-7910.

Photo by Kirk Keogh,

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