Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest: It Takes a Community to Save an Ecosystem
BRIDGEPORT, CA., Oct. 16, 2017 – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest employees and over 20 volunteers gathered at Sweetwater Flat on the Bridgeport Ranger District to remove pinyon pine and juniper seedlings and small trees from important Bi-State sage-grouse breeding and nesting habitat. Volunteers were from the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, and surrounding communities. The Bridgeport Ranger District’s wilderness and trail crew were also on hand. “We worked in a unit that had been treated around 10 years ago, and it was a good time to go back to remove new conifer growth,” said Monique Nelson, Sage-Grouse Coordinator for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. “Pinyon and juniper grow above the low sagebrush providing perches for predators like ravens and hawks that watch for sage-grouse moving in the sagebrush. Sage-grouse nestlings and eggs are particularly vulnerable to these predators.”
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