roosevelt elk

roosevelt elk

Roosevelt Elk habitat enhancement & remote camera monitoring

1w ago
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Description

Olympic National Forest has long been working in partnership with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve elk foraging habitat on the Forest. Pre-commercial thinning is the cutting of trees from a young stand, so that remaining trees have more room to grow and increased sunlight, encouraging the growth of forage species. To monitor wlldlife use in the area, remote cameras have been In place since mid-summer in and near the stands. Many different 1peci111re using the art11, including elk, deer, bears, bobcats, and coyotes. Partners in the habitat work represented Include: Back Country Horsemen of Washington, Eyes in the Woods, Northwest Youth Corps & Washington Conservation Corps who have provided critical labor helping construct habitat plies with felled trees in these areas, to provide cover for manv species of wildllfe.