Twin Creek Conservation Lands

painted turtle with head in shell held in one hand

A clear stream gurgling through cedar groves, upland forests for moose to wander, and open meadows where hay grows tall. KLT has now conserved an additional 100 acres of forest and field along Twin Creek in eastern Bonner County. This land will always be open for birds and wildlife to roam, and for you to enjoy when traveling scenic River Road between Clark Fork and Heron.

Protection of this property will help to ensure responsible forestry and agriculture practices as well as to preserve significant wetlands and riparian habitats that contribute to nutrient cycling, water quality, erosion control, and natural habitats for native fish, wildlife, and plants. The west-slope cutthroat trout, listed as a vulnerable species by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, is just one of many species that find their homes here.

The riparian and upland forests, wetlands, and proximity to Twin Creek and the Clark Fork River are all positive indicators for diverse bird species including migrant songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Moose and deer, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians such as painted turtle and Coeur d’Alene salamander also live here, and six species of bats are known to occur in the vicinity.