Monday, March 01, 2010

Property Acquisition Benefits Salmon, Agriculture

When the summer heats up, young kids go to the pool. Young salmon go to Kenney Creek.

The Lemhi Regional Land Trust has announced the purchase of a 520-acre ranch along Kenney Creek, a tributary of the Lemhi River important for salmon, steelhead and other native fish.

The Nature Conservancy played an important role in the project from its beginning.

The acquisition is part of a complex conservation project that will ensure that sufficient water remains in the creek to meet the needs of both fish and agriculture.

The property will be protected with a conservation easement and transferred to a local rancher, in exchange for another conservation easement that will protect additional salmon habitat.

Read more about the Kenney Creek acquisition.
Photos by Jim Foster.

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