New Land Added to Blackfoot River Corridor

Transfer from The Nature Conservancy to BLM Protects Public Access and Wildlife


Mike Schaedel/TNC

The Belmont Creek Tract.

Recreational public access and wildlife habitat have been protected on nearly 5,500 acres of former industrial timberland in the Blackfoot Valley. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) transferred the land to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) using an award from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

 This was the first transfer in TNC's Clearwater-Blackfoot Project in which the organization acquired more than 117,000 acres of large forest land tracts. The aim of the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project is to continue finding permanent conservation solutions on land formerly part of the rapidly chang...

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