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Playing Outdoors: Sawtooth creek gets protection

Idaho Statesman, October 12, 2016



By: Chadd Cripe

Western Rivers Conservancy and the Sawtooth National Forest have successfully conserved 619 acres of land along Pole Creek, one of the Sawtooth Valley’s highest priority salmon spawning streams and a key tributary to the Salmon River.

The project protected over a mile of Pole Creek, which is designated Critical Habitat for Chinook salmon, summer steelhead and bull trout along most of its length. It also conserved a short reach of the mainstem Salmon River, near the confluence with Pole Creek.

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Related Project: Salmon River - Pole Creek