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  • TRLT - Woods Creek Fen
    owned by the Teton Regional Land Trust and managed as an outdoor classroom for students and the community to learn more about fens and wetlands in the region Students from local schools as well as Audubon groups rare plant societies and other community members are invited to gather at the Fen to enjoy wildlife rare plants spring creeks and sump holes Fens are wetlands with peat soils that are primarily influenced by ground water Peat is formed when seasonal water fluctuation is stabilized and standing water creates anaerobic conditions that reduce decomposition of plant material and allow peat accumulation Due to the complexities of peat formation fens may take thousands of years to develop and are considered irreplaceable wetlands Woods Creek Fen is recognized as one of seven wetlands deserving special conservation consideration in the Upper Snake River Watershed because of its importance to conserving rare plant habitats and maintaining wetland and aquatic diversity in Idaho Furthermore Woods Creek Fen has been characterized as the most floristically unique wetland in Teton County Idaho Seven rare plant species have been documented within the Woods Creek Fen Property The Teton Regional Land Trust recently completed a new educational kiosk area at the

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/education/woods-creek-fen (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Chester Wetlands
    Areas Map of Focal Areas South Fork Lower Henry s Fork Teton Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Education Chester Wetlands Chester Wetlands C hester Wetlands is a 1501 acre property located along the Henry s Fork of the Snake River just north of St Anthony Idaho The property was historically a cattle ranch Through a collaborative effort by the Teton Regional Land Trust the Idaho Department of Fish and Game The Nature Conservancy The Bureau of Land Management and the U S Forest Service and local residents it is now managed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for its natural resource and recreational value The property is home to moose deer waterfowl trumpeter swans bald eagles sage grouse and more Roughly half the property is wetland The Teton Regional Land Trust the Henry s Fork Foundation and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game partner annually to host a fieldtrip to Chester Wetlands for all 5th grade students in Fremont County Idaho The students and teachers are invited to explore Chester Wetlands in the hope that they grow to appreciate their unique local

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/education/chester-wetlands (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Teacher Trunks
    Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Education Teacher Trunks Teacher Trunks T eton Regional Land Trust currently has five different teacher trunks The trunks are available to local teachers to help encourage students knowledge and interest in science particularly about their local environment Each trunk is full of lessons field studies specimens and supplemental materials for interactive programs that give students hands on experiences outside the standard science curriculum Trunk materials are designed for teaching grades 1 8 Mapping and GPS Trunk Trunk contains mapping materials GPS units maps of the local area compasses and tools to teach about topography Lessons range from creative mapping exercises to orienteering and technical processes Woods Creek Fen Ecosystem Trunk The contents of this trunk can facilitate lessons in the classroom or outdoors however it is designed to encourage the use of Wood s Creek Fen TRLT s outdoor classroom Activities help students explore the wetland ecosystem through a process of exploration and by using scientific tools Winter Ecology Trunk This trunk encourages students to understand the important role of the winter season Teton Valley Resources include activities to teach about animal and plant adaptations tracking snow science and winter survival Waterfowl Trunk Explore the water birds that play an integral part in the Upper Snake River Watershed From trumpeter swan wings to sandhill crane footprints you can use lessons created to teach about the importance of Teton Valley to migrating birds Raptor Trunk Focused on birds of prey this trunk includes materials to teach about the physical adaptations and special features of raptors Actual taxadermic birds and owl pellets help bring exploration of raptors into the classroom Click here to read the full content list for the Teacher Trunks

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/education/teacher-trunks (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Landscapes
    it Works Stewardship Program Stewardship Defined Habitat Restoration About the Program Projects Conservation Planning Ecological Monitoring Landowner Resources Education Program Woods Creek Fen Chester Wetlands Teacher Trunks Nordic Naturalists Focal Areas Map of Focal Areas South Fork Lower Henry s Fork Teton Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Focal Map of Focal Areas Recent News Film

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/focal-areas (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Landscapes
    it Works Stewardship Program Stewardship Defined Habitat Restoration About the Program Projects Conservation Planning Ecological Monitoring Landowner Resources Education Program Woods Creek Fen Chester Wetlands Teacher Trunks Nordic Naturalists Focal Areas Map of Focal Areas South Fork Lower Henry s Fork Teton Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Focal Map of Focal Areas Recent News Film

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/focal-areas/focal-areas (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Focal Area - ACEC
    Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Focal South Fork Lower Henry s Fork The South Fork Lower Henry s Fork T he South Fork Snake River corridor from Swan Valley to Menan Buttes is one of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem s GYE most outstanding fish and wildlife resources The U S Fish and Wildlife Service ranked the cottonwood gallery forest along this reach of the river the number one wildlife resource in Idaho The complex cottonwood forest is home to the greatest bird diversity in all of the GYE The South Fork corridor is the most productive bald eagle nesting habitat in the GYE and supports 25 other species of nesting birds of prey The South Fork is widely regarded as the finest large native cutthroat trout river in the country Extensive cottonwood riparian forests and the surrounding canyons and cliffs along the South Fork provide vital habitat for a diverse population of neo tropical migrant songbirds as well as many other species including raptors Within the South Fork corridor there are 14 bald eagle breeding territories three peregrine falcon eyries mountain lion dens as well as abundant habitat for black bears and large game such as elk moose and mule deer With many of these species listed as sensitive threatened or declining habitat protection is critical Native populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout are abundant In addition this reach of the South Fork is an important trumpeter swan wintering area The South Fork and Rainey Creek near Swan Valley have supported up to 300 wintering trumpeters The South Fork is of critical importance to swans geese and many other waterfowl during migration nesting and wintering Threatening these superlative resources is an exploding second home market Development is occurring on scenic ridge tops of the canyon

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/focal-areas/acec (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Focal Area - Teton Basin
    Date Summary Map of Easements Home Focal Teton Basin Teton Basin T he Teton River Basin has been ranked the number one private lands conservation priority area within the entire Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for its combination of ecological irreplaceability and vulnerability This is because of its rare and sensitive plant and animal species and populations the full spectrum of vegetative abiotic and aquatic habitat features and because of the large wide ranging animals that depend upon it such as elk According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game the area also offers important habitat for over 42 Species of Greatest Conservation Need Among Teton Basin s most notable ecological features which support the greatest diversity of plants and animals are its prominent wetlands Teton Basin has been ranked as the number six priority for wetland conservation in the entire state These wetlands include expansive areas of emergent marshes and sloughs and less extensive but vitally important forested wetlands dominated by aspen and cottonwood These wetlands are recognized as important habitat for many rare plant and animal species Of special importance are Teton County s fens which have organic soils peat and are fed by groundwater Fens may take thousands

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/focal-areas/tetonbasin (2016-02-14)
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  • TRLT - Focal Area - Sand Creek/Middle Henry's Fork
    Defined Habitat Restoration About the Program Projects Conservation Planning Ecological Monitoring Landowner Resources Education Program Woods Creek Fen Chester Wetlands Teacher Trunks Nordic Naturalists Focal Areas Map of Focal Areas South Fork Lower Henry s Fork Teton Basin Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Island Park Shotgun Valley Protected Lands to Date Summary Map of Easements Home Focal Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork Sand Creek Middle Henry s Fork T his is a key area of eastern Idaho for ensuring connectivity for large carnivors and big game species moving between summer habitats within Yellowstone National Park and winter habitats centered around the Sand Creek Desert Specifically this area encompasses Big Bend Ridge the Fall River and private lands surrounding the Sand Creek and Chester Wildlife Management Areas In a comprehensive assessment of ecological values throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem GYE the Henry s Fork River was ranked the number two conservation priority within the entire GYE for its combination of ecological irreplaceability and vulnerability This assessment considered three primary aspects of biological diversity the rare and sensitive plant and animal species and populations the representation of a full spectrum of vegetative abiotic and aquatic habitat features and large wide

    Original URL path: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/focal-areas/henrys-fork (2016-02-14)
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