This news release was reposted on behalf of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
WHO: Nevada Department of Wildlife, Washoe County
WHAT: Bitterbrush seedling, Ponderosa pine, Mountain Mahogany and planting
WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Meet in Scolari’s Parking lot on Caughlin Parkway
WHY: Restoration of Winter Mule Deer Range is critical for the Truckee/Loyalton deer herd.
Nevada Department of Wildlife
775-345-0301 or 775-848-0034
The First of several joint restoration projects conducted by Washoe County and Nevada Department of Wildlife
The Nevada Department of Wildlife and Washoe County will be conducting the first of a number of joint projects aimed at restoring Mule Deer Winter Range along the Sierra Front; including Peavine Mountain.
The Sierra Front (Eastern Sierra foothills and Peavine Mountain) provide important winter habitat or range for mule deer and other wildlife. Over the past few years this area has seen increased fire events, urban encroachment and the spread of noxious and other invasive weeds which have had a serious negative effect on these critical areas.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife and Washoe County have partnered to create the Winter Mule Deer Habitat Project. This project aims to improve and restore winter habitat for mule deer. This habitat restoration work will benefit a myriad of other wildlife species that utilize the same areas.
This multi-year effort enhances work already done by Washoe County and number of other agencies and non-government organizations. A complete list of these organizations and agencies is available upon request.