More than 300,000 people visit the South Fork of the Snake River each year to enjoy world-class fishing and floating, abundant wildlife, and one of the most scenic rivers in the West. For nearly 20 years, the BLM, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, the Teton Regional Land Trust, and willing landowners have worked together to permanently protect over 18,000 acres along the South Fork and the lower Henry's Fork.
Cooperation among Federal agencies, national and regional conservation organizations, and a number of landowners willing to permanently conserve their lands makes the Snake River Land Conservation Partnership one of the most successful conservation collaborations in the country.
The South Fork supports the largest native Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishery outside of Yellowstone National Park and produces half of the bald eagles in Idaho.
Some of the most productive dry farmlands in eastern Idaho lie along the high bluffs lining the river, helping Bonneville County maintain its statewide lead in barley production.
Eastern Idaho also benefits from the economic impact of fishing and boating along these two waterways. Boaters, anglers and other visitors generate an estimated $41 million in income for the area and support some 1,200 jobs in local communities.