Join CO BHA on Saturday, July 9th at 8:30am for a guzzler installation project!
Thanks to the hard work of BHA volunteers in late June we were able to remove a wildlife guzzler that was in disrepair and prep the sight for the installation of a new guzzler and rain collector that will benefit wildlife in the area. Please join us for a workday that will have a direct benefit to wildlife in the area. Volunteers should wear appropriate work clothes and shoes for general landscape work and light construction duties. Lunch will be provided. We will be meeting at the US Forest Service Work Center (18046 Co Rd 126, Pine, CO 80470).
The drinker location is in Jefferson County southeast of the community of Buffalo Creek, east of Hwy 126 and west of Long Scraggy Peak. General forest area around the drinker includes mature ponderosa pine forest between the Buffalo Creek Fire and the Hayman Fire. There was a moderate outbreak of Douglas-fire tussock moth (a native species) around 2015 that killed some of the Douglas-fir that was competing with pines; USFS has also conducted timber operations to further open up forest canopy and reduce fuel loading. The drinker is located next to a 2-track used by timber operations and fuelwood contractors, but that activity will slow down or cease in a few more years. The general public is not allowed to drive on Spring Creek Road or the 2-track.
Wildlife in the area that would use the guzzler are, Elk, Mule Deer, Turkey, Black Bear, Mountain Lions, and small mammals.
Photos from the first phase of this project: