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Free Wilderness Investigations Teacher Workshop April 17-19
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation grant helps restore habitat burned in the Pony Complex Fire
Go Take A Hike in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. The Bureau of Land Management will lead a variety of activities in the Conservation Area from April 18th to June 13th. Explore the Area’s wildlife and history with local experts...at no charge! Advanced registration is required. Call Barbara Forderhase at 384-3485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
Here's the 2015 Activity Schedule:
Sat. May 2 Wees Bar – full day hike
This full day hike led by BLM staff is approximately 10 miles round trip. Wees Bar has a rich cultural and natural history. We will explore the desert ecosystem, and investigate remnants of the Priest Ranch as we hike from Swan Falls Dam downstream to Wees Bar. At the Bar, we will view prehistoric petrogylphs and examine the Wees lava stone house. It is possible we will see various raptors flying overhead.
Sat. May 2 Botany/Geology Walk – 3 hours
This activity led by BLM staff will last approximately 3 hours. Distance covered will approximately be 1-2 miles. During this activity, we will explore the different shrubs, grasses, and flowering plants that make up the desert ecosystem, along with the geology that formed the Snake River canyon and surrounding plateau.
Fri May 8 Raptor Identif. Lecture – 2 hours, evening
This evening lecture given by BLM staff will last approximately 1.5 hours. Come learn how to identify the 24 species of raptors which inhabit the Birds of Prey Area and southwest Idaho. This will include eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey, northern harrier, turkey vulture and owls.
Sat. May 9 Raptor Identification Field Trip – full day
This field trip will travel out into the Birds of Prey area and look for various raptors, to give individuals experience at identifying raptors in the field.
Sat. May 16 Halverson Bar – full day hike
This day hike led by BLM staff is approximately 6 to 7 miles round trip. Halverson Bar has a rich cultural and natural history. We will hike up along the Snake River and investigate remnants of old mining sites and homesteads. We will aim to have lunch at a still standing cabin. On our return we will swing toward the cliffs and pass by the Halverson Lakes. As this is the height of the nesting season for raptors we may see various raptors flying overhead.
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Project completed on Jump Creek access road ensures safe access to facilities
Boise District RAC evaluates routes
for Gateway West transmission line
Owyhee Grazing Permit Renewal