Wild Horse Trail

37 acres, along the Pack River, several miles north of Highway 200, Bonner County, Idaho.

The property includes year-round wetlands, seasonal wetlands, small meadows, an oxbow area, a black cottonwood forest, a small western red cedar stand and other small stands of trees. The ecosystem is rich with diversity, with a variety of vegetation and wildlife habitats.

This easement helps to protect the riparian area on the property next to the Pack River, the second largest tributary to Lake Pend Oreille, containing important spawning and rearing habitat and a migration corridor for a number of fish species including bull trout (threatened) and westslope cutthroat trout (species of concern).

The easement also protects the diverse and exceptional bird and waterfowl habitat on the property. The vegetation and habitat types provide the cover, food, and nesting sites needed by birds, and the wetlands are critical to supporting the waterfowl habitat.

The protected property is adjacent to (across the Pack River from) an Idaho State Department of Fish and Game wildlife preserve.

Type of Protection: Purchased conservation easement using North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) funding.

No public access.