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.