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Pole Creek gets more conservation protection

Idaho Mountain Express, October 14, 2016

By: Greg Moore

Western Rivers Conservancy and the Sawtooth National Forest have teamed up to conserve 619 acres 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 Salmon River near the confluence with the creek.

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Related Project: Salmon River - Pole Creek