Places We Protect

Jarbidge Canyon


(Salvelinus confluentus)
Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) © Shannon Downey/ USFWS

The Jarbidge River has the only population of endangered bull trout in the entire state.



The Jarbidge River provides habitat to the endangered bull trout, the only such occurrence of this species in the entire state


Bull trout

Why TNC Selected This Site

This property tucked away at the base of the 2,000-foot cliffs of Jarbidge Canyon, is home to the endangered bull trout, a species that is found nowhere else in Nevada.

contain critical wetlands in Ruby Valley, along the shores Franklin Lake. 

What TNC Has Done

This acquisition was made possible in 1998 by a donation of appreciated securities that provided the necessary funding to acquire the land—one of the largest private gifts in the history of the Nevada chapter. Using it, the Conservancy acquired a private inholding along the beautiful Jarbidge River in northern Nevada. 

TNC has also worked in eastern Nevada to preserve wetlands and other habitat on the shores of Franklin Lake at the UX and 7-H Ranches in Ruby Valley.



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