Year: 2010
Acres: 327
Ecosystem: Selkirk
Location: ID – Bismark Meadows wetland area
Project Type: Acquisition

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Bismark Meadows. Photo by Linda Lantzy.

In mid-December 2010, while Selkirk grizzlies slumbered under several feet of snow, Vital Ground completed the purchase of our fourth property at Bismark Meadows in northern Idaho. The 327-acre acquisition, the second-largest property Vital Ground has purchased to date, is strategically situated between three parcels we acquired previously in the meadows, and consolidates the properties into a contiguous holding of just over 491 acres. The agreement reached with the landowners also includes a conservation covenant that limits subdivision and development on an additional 20 acres at the edge of the meadows.