Peatlands cover 3 percent of the world’s land but contain one-third of the world’s soil carbon. They are an amazingly important ecosystem and also a biodiversity hotspot. Five hundred of Tributary’s 1,500 acres are a fen, a type of peatland, and we are proud to steward such a special ecosystem. We’ve worked with the Teton Regional Land Trust to place half of The Fen under a permanent conservation easement.
While The Fen will never be developed, a two-mile, raised boardwalk allows Tributary members to experience its wildness—and view the wildlife that call it home—without damaging it. Five ponds within The Fen are home to trout; members are welcome to fish in these ponds or relax in the shade between trees on the shoreline.