Untaming the American West - Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge nr. Maricopa lan
WhenSat Nov 19, 2016 08:30 AM - Sun Nov 20, 2016 04:30 PM
WhereBitter Creek Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Maricopa 93252Lancaster, CA 93534
If you 've never been to Bitter Creek, this is a great chance to see the rugged and gorgeous backcountry in this closed-to-the-public national wildlife refuge, set aside as critical habitat for the endangered California Condor.
Habitat Works has been working in several areas to open wildlife corridors for the free movement of large and small game animals throughout their historic breeding and foraging grounds. The reestablishment of Tule elk, wing-nut deer, pronghorn and their kind is essential for the long-term survival of condors, who eat large animal carrion as their natural food source.
We'll be removing barbed wire fencing from a few remaining areas, and rounding up stray piles for recycling. We may also have the opportunity to modify remaining fencing, replacing barbed wire with smooth, to reduce dangers to small mammals such as kit fox, who slide under fences in their normal movements within their range.
We'll stay over at the field headquarters, which offers showers, kitchen, sofas and beds, as well as a milky-way evening if you prefer to sleep out. Any vehicle can make this trip, though ride shares area a great way to conserve resources and reduce the carbon footprint.
Registration: To sign up for this project, send in your information HERE: http://www.habitatwork.org/volunteer-sign-up.html
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Saturday 8:30-4:30 with feast and overnight