Join us at Mad River Brewing in Northwest CA for a Pint Night before the season opener for deer and bear as we build community and discuss a habitat enhancement project with the BLM that will increase forage yield for Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer and black bear.
This event will be an opportunity for volunteers to organize for the season opener and our habitat improvement project with the BLM at the Lacks Creek Management Area. Following the pint night, we will be camping on scenic public lands at the Beaver Ridge Campground, 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.
Join us as we toast to the 2023 hunting season and help us enhance wildlife habitat while we are at it!RSVP for the Work Project
101 Taylor Way
Blue Lake, CA 95525
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