The Bear River – Conservation Action in Great Salt Lake’s Largest Tributary
Take a little journey upstream of the Great Salt Lake with The Nature Conservancy to explore this 500 mile tributary that flows through Wyoming, Idaho and Utah on its way to the Great Salt Lake. The Bear River begins as a tiny stream at the dramatic crest of the High Uintas and ends in a thick marsh oasis creating wetlands and riparian woodlands along the way. With a river that is vital to both humans and wildlife – finding a balance between the two is key. The presentation will expand on why the Bear River is a conservation priority, the planning framework used to set the course for Bear River conservation, the many partners involved and the progress made to date to achieve watershed health.