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Foster Slough Sanctuary
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A true gem located in Idaho’s majestic Teton Valley, the Foster Slough Sanctuary is comprised of 200 scenic and diverse acres. While almost completely surrounded by conservation easements, this unencumbered sanctuary offers a blank canvas for privacy. Expansive stands of aspen groves and willow corridors encompass over 1.5 miles of flowing streams, ponds and healthy grassland pastures. The ranch is set in the middle of the valley providing unobstructed views of the surrounding mountain ranges, which include the famous Teton Mountains, Big Hole and Snake River ranges. This area, known as Foster’s Slough, represents one of the most productive wetland complexes in all of Teton Valley, and it boasts an extremely high concentration of protected ranches (through conservation easements), presumably the most in the region. This is due to the incredible range of wildlife habitat and populations of big game, waterfowl, songbirds and birds of prey. Additionally, the healthy clear and cool streams provide an incoming owner the opportunity to further develop these fisheries into more robust recreational amenities by doing stream enhancement work and developing trout ponds. The ranch also provides a much-desired agricultural element to recreational ranch ownership by benefiting from irrigation water rights and healthy grass pastures for livestock. The Foster Slough Sanctuary possesses a unique balance of pristine recreational attributes while also providing a farming and ranching heritage. This is an ideal property for the outdoor enthusiast searching for a one-of-a-kind western retreat with private onsite recreational amenities, as well as ease of access to rivers, public lands and world-class skiing.
Location: The Foster Slough Sanctuary is located in between the charming towns of Victor and Driggs, Idaho. Known as Teton Valley, Victor and Driggs provide access to an array of amenities including restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, golf, private air service and world-class skiing. Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort is a short drive away, which provides year-round recreation, dining and entertainment. The resort town of Jackson Hole is 33 miles to the southeast and offers commercial air service, endless all-season recreation, cultural amenities and is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Acreage: The 200-acre Foster Slough Sanctuary offers a rich wildlife setting complete with open meadows and pastures, wetlands streams and healthy riparian corridors thick with willows and expansive aspen groves throughout. This diversity in habitat provides protection and cover for the Valley’s native species including moose, elk, deer, cranes, waterfowl and birds of prey. There are two large developed wetland ponds on the southwest portion of the ranch. The ponds provide over 4 acres of open water for waterfowl adding to one of the Valley’s largest wetland complexes. Ideally located just a mile east of the Teton River, the three different creeks of the ranch provide critical spawning habitat for the area’s native Yellowstone cutthroat trout, as well as brook trout.
According to local wildlife and conservation experts, Teton Valley is one of the most important sandhill crane migration-staging habitats in the Rocky Mountains. The Foster’s Slough area of Teton Valley hosts the largest known sandhill crane roost in the county. In addition, it provides one of the most critical trumpeter swan wintering areas in the valley. Lush green pastures and hay meadows combined with the ranch’s water rights provide an agricultural component to this diverse property. An incoming owner can develop his or her own custom ranch operation for a variety of livestock pursuits while maintaining that harmonious balance between ranching tradition and recreational preservation and enhancement.
- Proximity to resort amenities
- Abundant wildlife habitat
- Over 4 acres of enhanced waterfowl ponds
- Big game and waterfowl hunting
- Agricultural component and water rights
- Tremendous conservation easement potential
- 100% unencumbered, while surrounded by conservation lands
- 3 separate spring creeks creating fisheries and ponding opportunities
Idaho ranches for sale offer a variety of opportunities for water and wildlife recreation against the backdrop of the majestic Teton Range. Breathtaking hunting properties and Idaho cattle ranches can be found throughout the state in such rising resort communities as Teton Valley, ID, while fly fishing ranches sit on the banks of the Snake River, the Warm, the Fall, and the Teton, to name a few. Only moments away from world class recreation opportunities such as powder skiing and upland bird hunting, contact Live Water Properties for more information on purchasing Idaho ranch real estate in Idaho.View All Idaho Properties
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