Year: 2005
Acres: 19
Ecosystem: Selkirk
Location: ID – Bismark Meadows
Project Type: Acquisition

Summary: Vital Ground obtained a two year, interest free loan to help purchase a 19-acre parcel along State Highway 5—a location especially vulnerable to commercial development—and to secure option agreements with other willing sellers in the area. Vital Ground now leases out a log home on this property to the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) for use as a biological station and patrol cabin. The lease agreement provides IDFG with a base of operations on the northwest side of the Selkirks, and relieves Vital Ground of many of the property maintenance costs.