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Ten Mile Creek Ranch sold: Conservation group purchased land

The Lewiston Tribune, August 29, 2018



By: Eric Barker

A conservation organization has purchased the 2,900-acre Ten Mile Creek Ranch south of Lewiston with the aim of protecting important bighorn sheep habitat there.

The property includes a 5,000-square-foot primary residence, a 2,000-square-foot caretaker’s home and about 4 miles of waterfront property along the Snake River. But the bulk of the ranch purchased last week by the Portland-based Western Rivers Conservancy is undeveloped. It is made up of breaklands and finger canyons covered with a mix of bunch grass, cheatgrass and sagebrush and is occupied by bighorn sheep, mule deer, chukars and golden eagles. Fall chinook spawning nests adjacent to the property, and steelhead hold in runs along its shore.

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Related Project: Snake River