Project Name: Selway Creek Conservation Project
Sponsor: The Trust for Public Land and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Grant Amount: $250,000
Total Project Cost: Unspecified
Project: Selway Creek is located deep within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The diverse landscape of this property made it a top priority for land acquisition in the area. The area fisheries have a variety of fish species from brook to rainbow trout and a wetland system that spans nearly 4 miles of the Creek. The area also provides habitat for bald eagles who feed off the native fish population in the creek. Deer and elk also utilize the area as calving grounds for up to three months of the year.
Purpose: Maintain the Creek as spawning grounds for native fish, conserve wildlife habitats, and provide permanent, year-round public access to the property.
The Selway Creek property has drawn many fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts to the area. The acquisition of the 1,280 acre property was made possible by funds provided by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Further acquisitions in the area will ultimately help protect more than 10,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in the area. The remote area surrounding Selway Creek is a popular with campers, bikers, fishermen, hikers and horseback riders in spring and summer months while fall and early-winter provide excellent hunting of elk and large game.
Directions: Approximately 35 miles southwest of Dillon, Montana. Travel southwest from Dillon on MT-324. Exit MT-324 on the Lemhi Pass Road. Travel west approximately 5 miles and turn north on Reservoir Lake Road. Access via Selway Creek Road.
Restrictions: Contact project sponsor for specific restrictions regarding this property.