In 1992 state and tribal wildlife organizations throughout the Columbia River Basin began to implement land protection activities to mitigate the loss of wildlife habitat associated with the construction of Albeni Falls Dam, located on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. With a portfolio of over 30 parcels valued at over $11 million, TransEco Services has the transactional experience to successfully close complex conservation projects.
Highlights with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game include the acquisition of a 1500-acre parcel on Boundary Creek, near Porthill, Idaho. Despite historic farming and grazing, the property's historic wetlands have been fully restored. The gray wolf and Kootenai River white sturgeon are listed as endangered species and are in the area. Bald eagle, grizzly bear, bull trout and Canada lynx are listed as threatened species and are known to occur on the property.
While working for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, several years were dedicated to protecting a mosaic of habitats around Beaver Lake, located in Sagle, Idaho. Consisting of 4 parcels totaling nearly 500 acres, the Beaver Lake complex protects important wetland plant communities, bald eagle nesting and perching habitat and open water for migrating waterfowl.