East Fork Bull River

140 acres, Bull River Valley, Sanders County, Montana.

This servitude preserves in perpetuity the property’s scenic rural open space, substantial wetlands and riparian zone, and significant natural habitat for fish, wildlife and plants. The East Fork is a critical tributary to the Bull River. It has vitally important spawning grounds and habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. Endangered species such as grizzly bear and lynx frequent the property.

The property’s physical location contributes ecological viability to the region’s wildlife by providing unimpaired passage and continuous forest cover to neighboring protected or natural areas including: The Nature Conservancy; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Area; Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; and another KLT Bull River conservation easement.

KLT partnered with Avista Corporation to complete this conservation project. It continues KLT’s successful Bull River conservation initiative, which aims to permanently protect the significant habitat and scenic qualities of this river corridor.

Type of Protection: Conservation servitude purchased by Avista Corporation using mitigation funds. KLT facilitated the project. Avista holds the servitude.

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