Community Watershed Partnerships
The 45 Ranch on the South Fork of the Owyhee River, Idaho
|Please note the information on this web site has NOT been updated since 1998. This site should be viewed as an "archived" project that is being provided with complimentary hosting by Mountain Visions.
The 45 Ranch is now in private hands and working with the Nature Conservancy. Please see more recent information on the Nature Conservancy of Idaho's Blog.
|Magnificent, but rare - California Bighorn Sheep provide the motivation for watershed restoration work at the 45 Ranch in southwest Idaho. A recent change of ranch ownership sparked a new management plan that seeks to manage livestock grazing on the 68,000 acre allotment in a manner more compatible with wildlife needs.||Sage grouse, chukkar, mule deer, antelope, mountain lion, bobcat and river otter trout are all at home in this unique desert canyon environment. The partnership envisions making the remote Owyhee River location a base for conservation education and cooperative wildlife management programs.|
45 Ranch QuickTime VR's
|You can download high quality QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas below. Once downloaded, you can navigate in a 360 degree circle, viewing everything that is visible from one spot.||You simply click the mouse down on the picture and scroll around. These QTVR pans take about 2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem. See QTVR Information for necessary plug-ins and preferred setup.|
Confluence of Little Owyhee River and South Fork Owyhee River
45 Ranch on the South Fork of the Owyhee River
45 Ranch QuickTime Video
|You can play a QuickTime Video of a Digital Elevation Map (DEM) fly-in to the 45 Ranch below. With our new compression techniques, this 10 second video will only take about 1-2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem.||This video must use the QuickTime 3 plug-in. You can obtain the necessary QuickTime plug-in at the Apple QuickTime Software page. We're sure you'll agree that this video will be worth the short wait.|
DEM Fly-in to the 45 Ranch Area
The Aurora Project is available as an interactive CD- ROM.
Please order the CD-ROM to experience the complete "virtual exploration"
of selected "Community Watershed Partnerships" located in the Western states.