Date(s) - 08/30/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Habitat Manipulation for Land Health and Wildlife Management
Wednesday, August 30 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Is there a way to lure the deer away from our city streets and yards? For over ten years Colorado Parks and Wildlife, other state and federal agencies, private landowners and wildlife conservation groups have been involved in a cooperative, multi-phase habitat enhancement endeavor, the Large-scale Habitat Enhancement Project. The goal of the project is to improve overall land health, enhance habitat for wildlife species, re-distribute big game on a large scale, reduce conflicts with wildlife and reduce fuels/risk of catastrophic fire. To date, over 2,000 acres have been treated, two water sources have been created and two springs have been rehabilitated in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. District Wildlife Manager Kim Woodruff will lead a GARNA outing to learn and see how the program is the designed to improve and enhance the health of the land and local wildlife through the skillful manipulation and management of the area’s vegetation. Kim will provide an overview and discussion of the program followed by a visit to several of the treatment sites that CPW has established. Participants will have an opportunity to view hand-thinning and hydro-axe treatments firsthand. The group will meet in Howard and then carpool to different treatment sites. Additional information will be provided to those who register. The cost of the program is $5 for GARNA members, $7 for non-members. Fees support coordination and promotion of GARNA programs. Online registration and more information is available at http://garna.org/calendar/habitat-program-8-30-17/.