Lemhi Regional Land Trust purchased a conservation easement on the Adams Ranch property totalling 140 acres in February of 2010. The property contains over one mile of Hayden Creek, which has been identified as a high priority tributary to the Lemhi River. Hayden Creek is the only tributary connected to the Lemhi River year-round currently supporting active Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout spawning and rearing.
Adams family members Chet, Ted, and Opal Fay placed the conservation easement on the property and shortly thereafter, Spiro and Annette Daskalos purchased the land from the Adams. Historically a working ranch producing both cattle and hay, the property continues to function as a working ranch today. The conservation easement protects the riparian area along Hayden Creek to ensure healthy stream conditions for Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout while balancing the ongoing ranching activities.
Funding for securing this conservation easement was provided by The Snake River Basin Adjudication Habitat Fund and Northwest Wildlife Conservation Initiative through The Nature Conservancy.