U Lazy U Ranch

U Lazy U Ranch

Almost two miles of the Snake River run through the U Lazy U Ranch, and supports incredibly diverse ecological zones including extensive riparian habitat, cottonwood forests, and open sedge and grass meadows. The converging habitats of the property are crucial to a variety of wildlife species, including elk, mule deer, moose, nesting bald eagles, cutthroat trout, and trumpeter swans – the largest waterfowl in North America.

Total Acreage

341

County

Teton

Decade acquired

2000

Conservation Values

Agricultural, Scenic, Wildlife

Wildlife habitat

Moose, Elk, Mule Deer, Amphibian, Bighorn Sheep, Cutthroat Trout, Trumpeter Swan

Wildlife Migration Routes

MULE DEER, ELK

Habitat type (general)

Wetland, Mountain Tall Shrub, Sagebrush Shrubland, Aspen Woodland, Montane Forest, Riparian

Public Acccess

N/A

Year Protected

2005

Transfer Date

N/A

Fee Ownership

No

Program

JHLT

Service Area

Jackson Hole

Watershed/Drainage

Snake River

Cultural Historical

N/A

Partnership/Funding

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRCS Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

Working Lands

Yes, multi-generation ranch