Lower Pahsimeroi Conservation

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Land or Easement Acquisition
Project ID013 10 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date12/16/2011
End Date03/31/2015
Last Edited10/21/2021
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In December, 2012, Lemhi Regional Land Trust (LRLT) closed a conservation easement on the 133 acre Trout Creek Ranch located in the Pahsimeroi Valley. This conservation easement ensures the water quality and quantity in the Pahsimeroi River will be maintained while protecting habitat for both native and anadromous fish. Additionally, this conservation easement protects the functioning riparian and wetland ecosystems and open space that provide habitat for native wildlife. The conservation easement encompasses two miles of the Pahsimeroi River and .4 miles of Trout Creek.

Prior to the completion of the conservation easement, LRLT completed a Phase I Environmental Hazards Assessment, minerals remoteness opinion, baseline documentation report and appraisal. Since completing the conservation easement, LRLT has annually monitored the property to ensure the terms of the conservation easement are being met. The entire property is monitored annually using the pre-determined photopoints in the baseline documentation report to ascertain if any violations of the terms of the conservation easement have occurred. To date, no violations have occurred.

Project Benefit    

Securing a conservation easement on the Trout Creek Ranch will benefit anadromous species and resident fish, but will also benefit the ecological health of the Pahsimeroi watershed. The expected benefits of securing this conservation easement include: future conservation actions on the property, provide open space and permanent protection of important fish and wildlife habitat, and ensure that the Trout Creek Ranch is not parceled and develop in perpetuity.


Metric Completed Originally
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 133.0 130.0
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
2.40 2.40

Funding Details

In-Kind Other$265,000
Report Total:$303,758

Project Map


Trout Creek Ranch    

  • Worksite Identifier: Trout Creek Ranch
  • Start Date: 12/16/2011
  • End Date: 03/31/2015
Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 44.676753
  • Longitude: -114.033824


  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 303,758.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 2.40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      NWPCC, 2004. Salmon Subbasin Management Plan, In, Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Management Program, Portland, Oregon
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 303,758.00
      •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition 2.40
        •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 133.0