Join us in scenic Northwest California for a habitat enhancement project with the BLM that will increase forage yield for Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer and black bear.
We will be camping on scenic public lands of the Lacks Creek Management Area, and we timed this project to coincide with B zone opener for deer and bear so bring your bows! We will be hunting in the morning and evening and working during the day to reduce conifer encroachment on prairie habitat. All are welcome!
Lacks Creek Management Area includes 8,949 acres of public lands and primarily serves the public as a recreational area for hunting, mountain biking, hiking and wildlife viewing. The area is largely a mixed conifer forest with pockets of oak woodlands and home to ten (10) prairies: Flyette, Preston, Round, Faulkner, Sidehill, Stormy, Pine Ridge, Beaver, Kit, and Last prairie. All prairies combined equal 140 acres. The BLM is working to enhance prairies by reducing conifer encroachment through hand thinning at Lacks Creek Management Area. These efforts will enhance habitat connectivity and increase forage yield for Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer, and black bear. Currently, a herd of over 300 Roosevelt elk are known to utilize the northernmost portions of Lacks Creek. By reducing conifer encroachment on native prairies this work aims to encourage range expansion of Roosevelt elk across the Lacks Creek Management Area, providing greater opportunities for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts on public land.
We will be gathering for a pint night on Friday to build community, discuss the project and toast to the season opener. Stay tuned for a link to RSVP for the pint night.
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