The heart of Tensleep Preserve is a twelve-mile stretch of Canyon Creek, slicing deeply through the southwestern flanks of the Bighorn Mountains. Ancient pictographs and Native American gathering sites reveal a long history between people and the land. The ecological richness that first attracted people here continues to attract visitors to the preserve, which is open to the public.
You can discover the magic of the Bighorn Mountain
The preserve is also home to manager Trey Davis and his wife Ellie Martin, who are raising their daughter
Why the Conservancy Selected this Site
This region is changing, as more people move to and travel to this region. With the influx of people comes new development and roads, which threatens to fragment the region, disturb natural plant communities, block wildlife migration corridors, and suppress natural fire processes. Tensleep offered the Conservancy an opportunity to preserve and protect a critical piece of natural land within this landscape.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The preserve is open to the public from May through