Date(s) - 02/17/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
GARNA Wildness Series – Wildlife: Winter Range Habitat
Saturday, February 17
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Why are we seeing declines in elk, deer and other wildlife populations on our public lands? Join GARNA and Salida Ranger District, USFS wildlife biologist, Stephanie Shively, on a hike/snowshoe above Deadhorse Gulch, as she sheds light on Winter Range Habitat and human impacts on wildlife. This field trip builds on Stephanie’s Sunday Science program for the Central Colorado Humanists on Sunday, February 4, but is open to anyone.
Wildlife, such as mule deer and elk, are more vulnerable in the winter due to poor forage quality and quantity. Grasses and shrubs are lower in protein during winter months so animals tend to lose weight. Snow levels restricting available forage can also create problems for these species and potentially death. There will be a carpool from Salida to the hike location. Meeting information will be provided to registered participants. Deadhorse Gulch is up CR 175 (Ute Trail) at CR 181 near the Beasway Trailhead. The cost of the program is $5 for GARNA members and $7 for non-members. Registration and more info is available at http://garna.org/calendar/winter-range-habitat-2-17-18/.