Location: Leadore, Idaho on the Lemhi River
Land Size: 4,682 acres
Year Completed: 2015
Completed in July 2015, the Leadore Land Partners conservation easement permanently safeguards more than 20 miles of river and streamside habitat critical to fish & wildlife. Encompassing 4,682 acres of river & creek bottoms & uplands near Leadore, Idaho & owned by Karl & Donna Tyler, the 11 miles of Lemhi River, six miles of Big Springs Creek and four miles of other Lemhi River tributaries account for more than half of the salmon spawning habitat in the Lemhi Basin. Under the conservation easement, the land will remain in the Tylers’ ownership & continue to function as a working ranch, but will be protected from subdivision & other development in perpetuity.
“Growing up in Lemhi County, I developed a great appreciation for the land & the people who work it,” said landowner Karl Tyler. “I’m proud to be able to make sure a portion of the Lemhi Valley maintains its rural character & to protect the qualities-including fish & wildlife-that make it a special place.”