Preserves

Public Access Permitted

Preserves

Kackley – Public Access

The 165-acre Kackley property is located on both sides of the Bear River in Caribou County, Idaho, approximately 38 miles north of the Utah border. Most of the Kackley property consists of sagebrush steppe, emergent wetland, riparian, and riverine habitat. These habitats support a range of wildlife, including waterfowl, neotropical migrant birds, raptors, some upland game birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The Kackley property is managed to retain and preserve a character of undeveloped, natural open space and to conserve and protect fish, wildlife, scenic, historic, archaeological, and cultural values.

Deep Creek – Public Access

The 435-acre Deep Creek Preserve is located in Franklin County, Idaho. It is approximately five miles north of the Utah border on the tributary of the Bear River and Deep Creek. The property borders United States Forest Service Land to the east and is an access point for the trail systems associated with the Mt. Naomi Wilderness Area.

The Deep Creek Preserve will be managed to conserve and protect fish and wildlife, and scenic, historic, archaeological and cultural values. A majority of the property is classified as sagebrush steppe and riverine habitat. These habitats support a range of wildlife, including waterfowl, neotropical migrant birds, raptors, some upland game birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. In the spring, the Preserve has a beautiful floral display.

Preserves
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Thunder Ridge – Public Access

The property was donated to the Land Trust by Keith and Jan Rasmussen. “Jan and I are pleased to work with the Land Trust to protect this critical wildlife habitat. Over the years, our family has enjoyed observing elk, deer, moose, eagles, and sage grouse on the property during all seasons of the year,” said Keith. “The Land Trust was a pleasure to work with, and we are happy to know the wildlife will be there for years to come.”

This project ensures 200 acres of important winter range habitat in the Bear Lake Valley is permanently protected. Protection of winter range in the area is becoming increasingly important as development and mining activities fragment the important habitat for southeast Idaho’s elk and mule-deer. The sagebrush steppe habitat on the property is in great shape with healthy populations of sagebrush, bitter brush, and native grasses. The Land Trust will hold the property in fee title ownership and manage it for its wildlife values.