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September

 

Sage-Grouse Volunteer Day at Sweetwater Flat

Organized by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Bridgeport Ranger District

Saturday, September 23

Sweetwater Flat (click here for map)

Come together with volunteers and staff from the Humboldt-Toyiabe National Forest - Bridgeport Ranger District to help maintain a safe home for sage-grouse near Sweetwater Summit!

Sweetwater Flat provides prime breeding and nesting habitat for the rare Bi-State sage-grouse. In 2010, the Forest Service removed conifers in the area to promote habitat connectivity and remove trees that provide perches for sage-grouse predators. Now it's time to do project “maintenance” by cutting down new seedlings and saplings to prevent new perches from establishing.

The Forest Service will provide volunteers with snacks, water, and some hand tools (loppers and hand saws). Please bring your own appropriate gloves, footwear, clothing, and sun protection. Also, bring your own loppers and hand saws if you have them!

Although camping is not available on site, the Forest Service has many beautiful campgrounds in the area, especially around Twin Lakes. Camping is also available at the nearby Bridgeport Reservoir at a privately owned campground.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Monique Nelson, moniquelnelson@fs.fed.us by September 18.

 

 


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