Silver Creek Preserve in south central Idaho is a unique, high desert spring creek--and one of the finest trout streams in the country. The Conservancy has worked here since 1976, working with landowners, the local community, fishing guides, anglers, birders and the local community to make a difference for people and nature.
Thousands of people visit Silver Creek from all 50 states and more than 15 countries each year. The main draw? Silver Creek's abundant trout population--one of the highest in the world.
Silver Creek trout are notoriously picky, but if you're skilled--and persistent enough--you can sometimes land a real trophy. Maybe.
Silver Creek is haven for wildlife, from mayflies to moose. Mule deer are frequently seen grazing along the creek's banks and in neighboring fields.
The valley here is also a working place; the creek is lined with farms and ranches. Twenty-two landowners along the creek have donated conservation easements along Silver Creek--a tremendous conservation legacy.
Silver Creek has an active research and restoration program--designed to ensure that the valley here remains a special place for wildlife and for people.
You never know what you might see at the preserve. Bull elk are a common sight and sound in the fall.
Your support has helped make Silver Creek one of the West's finest spring creeks. Working together, we can continue to benefit the fish, wildlife, working farms and ranches and world-class outdoor recreation so that future generations can enjoy this special place.