AZ Elk Society: IDA Grassland/Slate Lakes Habitat Restoration
July 13 - July 15Free
IDA GRASSLANDS/SLATE LAKES ALLOTMENT
July 13-15, 2018
The Arizona Elk Society is looking for volunteers to help restore habitat on the IDA Grasslands and Slate Lakes allotment. Historic overgrazing and fire exclusion have allowed junipers and pines to encroach upon hundreds of thousands of acres of historically open grasslands on Kaibab National Forest. These grasslands serve as habitat for elk, mule deer, wild turkey, and pronghorn antelope. Golden eagles, burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, Gunnison’s prairie dogs and other grassland wildlife are of conservation concern in these areas as well.
Mechanical treatment is needed to restore and maintain these grassland habitats.
Location: Approx. 13 miles southeast of Valle. Directly south of the east-west portion of Hwy. 180 and approx. 10 miles east of Hwy. 64.
From Phoenix: Take 117 to Flagstaff. In Flagstaff, take HWY 180 to FR191 (approx. 30 miles). Turn left on FR191, camp will be first spur road to your left.
If you have question, contact Tom Schorr at email@example.com