How much do you know about conservation efforts along the South Fork of the Snake River? Have you ever enjoyed a float along the canyon stretch of the South Fork and wondered how this remarkable River remains relatively undeveloped? Most visitors and residents know little about the phenomenal conservation partnership that exists along the South Fork. The Teton Regional Land Trust in partnership with several government, non-profit and state groups has worked to protect over 61 properties along and near the South Fork totaling 20, 806 acres of protected land.
In effort to share this remarkable success story, and to gain further support for future efforts, the Teton Regional Land Trust with key South Fork partners, Bureau of Land Management, the Conservation Fund and the Nature Conservancy, recently worked together to share this information with the folks who frequent the River the most- fishing guides. The Partnership believes that knowledgeable South Fork fishing guides will be excellent communicators and ambassadors of conservation efforts along the South Fork. The training consisted of presentations about conservation successes and natural resources along the South Fork. Guide booklets, summarizing the information presented and designed for guides to take in their boats, were dispersed at the event.
Many thanks to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Northwest Wildlife Conservation Initiative, designed to help conserve wildlife habitat identified in state wildlife action plans and administered by The Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service and Trout Unlimited for providing significant contributions to this project.