Wildlife Friendly Fencing Selection and Design

This is an excellent publication on Wildlife Friendly Fencing. Please click the link below and look over this publication if you are contemplating fencing part or all of your property.
A Wyoming Landowner’s Handbook to Fences and Wildlife_2nd Edition_ lo res

Weeds Information, contractors, etc.

As you look over these weed websites, keep in mind that our primary problem weeds include Spotted Knapweed, Canada Thistle, and Musk Thistle. We also have areas of Cheat Grass, and scattered Houndstongue plants (the one that gives you all those small burrs).

Bonneville Co. Weed Dept. – a lot of great information and an explanation of country services

Idaho Weed Awareness site – check out the Virtual Field Guide, which has excellent pictures and a lot of information

Idaho Weed Control Association (IWSA) – good website with information on annual weed conference in Boise, etc.

Intermountain Weed Control (Driggs) – well qualified and equipped, but not in Swan Valley

Cedera Landscapes (Swan Valley landscaper that offers weed spraying)


Fishing Info and Hydrologic Data (river flows, reservoir status, etc.)

Jimmy’s Fly Shop (Idaho Falls) Website Fishing Report, including the South Fork

South Fork Outfitters – Natural Retreats and the South Fork Lodge

Teton Valley Lodge – fishing guides on the South Fork and Teton River

Idaho Fish and Game – fishing page

USGS Irwin Idaho Flow Gauge for the South Fork of the Snake River – this is my favorite river gauge, which provides current and past flow information, water temperature, etc. on the South Fork at the Irwin gauge below Palisades Dam.

Bureau of Reclamation Teacup Diagram for the Upper Snake Reservoir System – In addition to showing how full the reservoirs are, this diagram has links to different river gauges; just click on the red dots on the different rivers. The water year plots are especially interesting, showing this years flows, last years, and the average over the period of record.

Snowpack and Precipitation Data

Swan Valley South Fork Webcam


Hunting Information

Idaho Fish and Game – Hunting page

Swan Valley Outfitters – local hunting and trail riding guide service