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Fish & Wildlife Habitat: Steelhead trout
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County: Latah

Year Acquired: 2013

Acreage: 49.12

Public Access: No

Project Partners: 
  • Landowner
  • Palouse Land Trust
  • Idaho Department of Lands
Project Summary: 
This property is home to Big Meadow Creek Alpacas, a farm established by Bradley Neuman and now run by his sister, Judy LaLonde, of Troy.  "Brad was my best friend,” says Judy.  "He introduced me to alpacas, and left me this beautiful land when he died.  I felt that if I could protect the farm, the forest, and the wildlife habitat, then I could give something back to Brad and the whole community of Troy.”

The conservation easement permanently protects the working forest and agricultural character of the land and the wildlife habitat along Big Meadow Creek.  Big Meadow Creek is an important wildlife corridor and is a high priority stream for restoration of steelhead trout habitat.

Project Goals: 
  • Protect important habitat for fish and wildlife.
  • Protect working forests and agriculture.
  • Protect open space and scenic views.
News for this Easement: Neuman Easement in Troy

(July 23, 2013)  Judy LaLonde, owner of Big Meadow Creek Alpacas in Troy, donated a conservation easement over 49 acres of her farm - permanently protecting the forest and wildlife habitat along Big Meadow Creek.  Read the article from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News here.