Trestle Creek is one the most important bull trout spawning streams in the Pacific Northwest, hosting an annual spawning run up to 1,000 adult fish from Lake Pend Oreille. Recognizing the threat that development poses for this federally listed threatened species, Western Rivers Conservancy's Northern Rockies office initiated an effort to purchase and consolidate a rural subdivision, before damaging streamside homes could be constructed.
In 2000, Western Rivers Conservancy acquired and protected the first 20-acre lot with funding provided by the Avista Corporation. Now our partners, including the Idaho Department of Fish & Game and the Inland Northwest Land Trust, are working to secure additional conservation acquisitions in this crucial watershed.
Photo credits: NPS, Sarah Glahe