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.
As stunning fall colors washed over Central Washington’s salmon country, Western Rivers Conservancy protected a major source of clear water for the Wenatchee River: Nason Creek.
With superb habitat for spring Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout, Nason Creek has been the focus of several restoration efforts to improve the health of the greater Wenatchee system.
WRC recently purchased 648 acres near Leavenworth and conveyed the land to be part of the...