The Department of Fish and Wildlife used a grant to buy 115 acres along the Kettle River in northern Ferry County and then built a primitive launch for canoes and kayaks there.

Located about 10 miles northwest of Curlew, the boat launch will allow more people to enjoy trout fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and bird watching on the river. There are only three places where the public can get on the 29-mile reach of the river between Ferry and Danville and none with developed boat launches.

Buying the land allows the department to conserve for the public important habitat critical to a variety of rare species such as Columbia spotted frog, western toad, California floater, interior redband trout, Lewis’s woodpeckers, and two pairs of breeding bald eagles.

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