Mt Adams Fence Line Monitoring Hikes
Aug 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM
|Where||Mount Adams, Gotchen Creek Meadows|
|Contact Name||Jessica Schafer|
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The GP Task Force is seeking volunteers to observe the Gotchen Creek meadows area S.E. of Mt. Adams for evidence of cattle activity and monitor the state of the fenceline in the National Forest.
Volunteers will be monitoring the meadows area at least once a week from August 14th into October. The work will include monitoring the cattle fence line adjacent to the meadows looking for signs of damage and whether the fence is up to prevent cattle incursions into the meadows. We also ask that volunteers travel through the meadows area looking for signs of cattle or cattle activity.
The information will be recorded by the volunteers on a monitoring report form and we will also be photographing any fence damage or signs of cattle activity we come across.
We will be traveling by vehicle to the Bird Creek Meadows Trailhead and then hiking through Bird Creek Meadows on the Round the Mountain Trail to the Snipes Mt. Trail and then down the Gotchen Creek to the fence line and access gate. The trail is steep in parts and hiking time is expected to last around 3-4 hours each trip. Driving time from Hood River to the Bird Creek Meadows trailhead is approximately 1.5 hrs.
A training is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th. We will be leaving the Portland area for Mount Adams at 6:30 a.m. and expect to return to the Portland area around 6 p.m. If you can’t make that training session please contact Jessica and she will arrange a time that works for you.
The current dates for the trips are:
Friday, August 17th
Friday, August 24th
Friday, September 7th
Thursday, September 13th
More dates will be available between July 27th and October, but as of yet are still to be determined.
For more information, e-mail Jessica Schafer, Conservation Director at: email@example.com