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wood river land trust

wood river land trust

Unique Wetlands Protected in the Camas Prairie

A Cinnamon Teal at wetlands Photo by Larry Barnes

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Spring 2011

generous donation of a conservation easement to the Wood River Land Trust was made in December, 2010, by Dr. Ralph Campanale protecting 1620 acres encompassing ½ mile of Camas Creek. The property is east of Fairfield in the Camas Prairie and also contains Kelly Reservoir, which provides over 150 acres of wetland habitat for waterfowl. Dr. Campanale’s property is in the vicinity of other public lands, several voluntary conservation agreements, and Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Dr. Campanale approached Wood River Land Trust two years ago to explore ways of permanently protecting his property. He said, “There are two reasons why I originally purchased the property: To preserve it from development by keeping it under single ownership, and to develop a relationship with this incredible piece of land as payback for all my years of outdoor recreation and enjoyment in nature.” Dr. Campanale’s property provides essential habitat to numerous species of waterfowl, migratory birds, sage grouse, and pronghorn. Continued on page 7

Protecting the heart of the valley...now and for the future.

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