Sun rise over the Wildlife Easement colored by smoke of distant fires. Though hot an dry the Easement is filled with wildlife this year. The creek flows across the road each night while drying by afternoon.
August 14, 2012
March 23, 2012
Allison Pierce and Bryon Hadwick of the NRCS visited our WRP March 22, 2012 to implement new easement monitoring protocols. The weather cooperated as we hit the trail for the upper seeded field
A close look reveals tiny Birdsfoot Trefoil and Annual Ryegrass. In time the Trefoil will establish and remain while over the years the Ryegrass will fade away. This summer we will look for evidence of planted Meadow Barley, Great Basin Wildrye, Bluebunch Wheatgrass and Idaho Fescue.
Looking out over the project area the past is reviewed and future of the project is considered. The Fence is found in great condition. The water course working and able to reach the far northern field which will now be reviewed for extending the water course and appropriate seed, maybe this fall.
January 12, 2012
Four years ago Steve Clay announced that:
“We had a chance to sit down with Loren Ruport recently and he is interested in looking at your property.”
Now, the season after we put the native seeds in the wildlife has had the run of the fields. A well timed harvesting of the meadow left it ready for winter by the end of summer.
A combination of native plants and native weeds filled the upper field by winter and Miller creek continues to flow in the new water system, all spring, summer, fall and into winter. The deer dodge under the wildlife friendly fence, or jump without difficulty. Next we hope to get started on the proposed public access project as volunteers step forward to get the area cleaned of limbs to make way for the future trail.