Friday, October 12, 2012

Conservancy donates river parcel for public use

Pahsimeroi River in Upper Salmon Basin. Photo ©Paul Plante. 

The Nature Conservancy recently donated a 1.8-acre parcel along the Lemhi River to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).  It is located about four miles south east of Salmon along the Lemhi back road.

The parcel will be managed as a public access point to the Lemhi River. This reach of the Lemhi River provides fishing opportunity for anglers to fish for native rainbow and to catch and release cutthroat trout.  

The local community recognizes the value of having public access to the Lemhi River and the Lemhi County Commissioners are supportive of IDFG acquisitions and donations that enhance recreational activities in the county. A parking area, fencing and signs will be installed by spring 2013 to direct the public to the Lemhi River via this parcel and off adjacent private properties.  IDFG reminds the public to be respectful of private properties adjacent to this and all public accesses.

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