Location: Tendoy, Idaho on the Lemhi River
Land Size: 6 acres
Year Completed: 2014
In early November 2014, LRLT completed our ninth conservation easement on a six acre piece of property owned by Rodger Swanson along the Lemhi River near Tendoy. This conservation easement is unique in that it is designed specifically to protect another LRLT project — the restoration of the river bank and creation of a new side channel off the Lemhi River. Over the years, the building of the railroad and subsequently Highway 28 has meant that the formerly meandering Lemhi River is confined in many places by the highway and private property boundaries. This limits the river’s natural access to the floodplain and important side channel habitat. The type of habitat that is being re-created will provide much needed overwintering and rearing habitat for native and ocean going fish along the Lemhi River.