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Spectular Viewshed, Prime Boating Access Forever Protected on the Salmon River

Oct 15th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Spectular Viewshed, Prime Boating Access Forever Protected on the Salmon River

On a scenic bend in Idaho’s legendary Salmon River, Western Rivers Conservancy has suc­cessfully protected a dramatic viewshed and ensured the widely-loved Pine Bar Recreation Site remains forever accessible. The project, our first on the Salmon River, began in 2012 when we acquired 1,284 acres on a spectacular bend above the river. We purchased the land with the goal of conserving both the viewshed and the high-gradient creeks that tumble down the mountainside to nourish the river. The streams that flow through the property directly influence habitat quality for five threatened or endangered fish species, including sockeye, Chinook, steelhead and migratory bull trout.

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