BOISE, Idaho – Federal authorities have announced the creation of a 7000 square kilometres of river basin conservation area in three states that are also major migration corridors for birds and mammals.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday gave notice that it has established the Bear River Watershed Conservation Area in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The establishment is part of a plan to protect wildlife habitat through the purchase of perpetual conservation easements from willing private landowners.
The agency says that there is a number of from 1,400 square miles of possible easements on priority habitat for a connection between the northern and southern Rocky Mountains
The protected area includes the national parks in each state and in the 500-mile Bear River.
Officials say that the area supports native fish species, more than 200 species of birds and left migration routes for elk, pronghorn and other mammals.