Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit
The Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit and is 2,556 acres that is cooperatively managed by the BLM, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The photograph below shows part of the Mitigation Unit in the foreground looking east to South Menan Butte.
The Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit includes 3 miles of Snake River frontage, wetlands, shrub-steppe uplands and croplands. This area was purchased with funds from Bonneville Power Administration as partial mitigation for the 16,000 acres flooded by the Palisades Reservoir.
Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit is open year-round and offers a wide range of recreational opportunities such as bird watching, walking, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing.
This Wildlife Mitigation Unit is closed to all motorized use to protect the vegetation, minimize wildlife disturbance, and improve hunting opportunities. Camping, firewood cutting, or fires are not permitted at Deer Parks Wildlife Mitigation Unit .