Mule Deer Migration Corridor field trip, March 7 !FREE!

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Tim Taylor with CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to Host Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip on March 7th, 2-4 p.m.

At this time of year, when food and shelter become scarce in the winter, Mule Deer migrate to warmer areas often at lower elevations.

Twice each year, the Round Valley mule deer herd make a particularly risky migration journey through a narrow bottleneck right near the community of Swall Meadows.

The Round Valley mule deer herd faces this challenging journey twice, as they move between their winter range on the valley floor to their summer range in the High Sierra meadows through what biologists call a migration corridor. There is the danger of high-speed traffic as the deer cross Highway 395, are around more people, face challenging winters, raging wildfires, and droughts, all of which make it more difficult each year. It also makes it harder and harder for the deer to find ample food and shelter along the well-traveled route.

On Saturday March 7th, from 2-4 p.m., Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites the public to come learn about the impressive Round Valley mule deer herd while they explore a portion their migration corridor.

Timothy Taylor, a mule deer expert, a wildlife biologist, and Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will accompany the group, sharing stories, information, and updates about the deer.

For information on the free event open to all ages; for more event information (including meeting location) contact Marie, ESLT Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps member, at [email protected] or (760) 873-4554.

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4 Responses to Mule Deer Migration Corridor field trip, March 7 !FREE!

  1. Brian March 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm #

    Yup everything looks bad.

  2. David Dennison March 4, 2020 at 8:05 am #

    Oh,now I get it,Brian….after talking to some people I know,it’s not really caring about the Deer population and their well being that lies ahead…it’s more so the “hunters” unhappy because their hunts might take a little bit of hiking and walking the hills to get to their prey,and not just driving their cars or trucks along a dirt road,seeing a Buck,jumping out of their vehicle….shooting it,and then taking the “selfies” along with their kill…my,my,things have changed since the late 70’s when I was a hunter,once after getting that coveted X-12 zone tag in Bridgeport,it included a 3 mile hike getting to an area before I made a shot and kill…and then came the tedious hike back to the campground I’ll never forget..

  3. David Dennison March 3, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

    Brian….seems to me the Deer population is fine,and not much different than it’s been the 20 years I’ve living in this area…

  4. Brian March 2, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

    Sharing updates on deer you say?…is Tim Taylor “the deer expert” giving an update on the dismal condition of California deer or continuing to say, all is well….just curious.


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