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#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Places to Drop a Line, South Fork of the Snake River | by mypubliclands
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#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Places to Drop a Line, South Fork of the Snake River

#mypubliclandsroadtrip heads out this weekend to the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho! The majestic South Fork of the Snake River flows for 66 miles through high mountain valleys, rugged canyons, and broad flood plains. This section of the Snake River supports the largest riparian cottonwood gallery forest in the West and is among the most unique and diverse ecosystems in Idaho. It is a birdwatching paradise that is home to 126 bird species, including 21 raptors (birds of prey) and is designated as a National Important Bird Area. The river also supports the largest native cutthroat fishery outside of Yellowstone National Park. The South Fork is known throughout the country as a premier blue ribbon trout fishery, and was selected as the host site for the 1997 World Fly-Fishing Championship.

 

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

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Taken on August 4, 2014