Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer Free Event


The Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Tim Taylor with CA Department  of Fish & Wildlife to Host Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip on March 7th, 2-4p.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 highspeed 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 marie@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.

 

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