Sage Grouse And A Craters Of The Moon Tour
Shoshone, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - A special tour of the Carters of the Moon National Monument took place Tuesday to help highlight the local Sage–Grouse population in Central Idaho.
To start off the day, a meeting between the Bureau of Land Management and the Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Committee took place to help highlight the day's tour.
At the meeting over 25 different members from local wildlife agencies were able to hear a brief presentation from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Sage–grouse numbers this year.
Following that the RAC members were able to learn about how the Sage–grouse preliminary priority habitat map was formed and received and overview of the Habitat Assessment Framework Inventory taking place at Craters of the Moon.
After the meeting the group was able to load up into their trucks and left the Shoshone BLM field office for Craters of the Moon.
"While we are out there were hoping to show them a few diverse ranges of habitat types and qualities. Also some examples of recent wildfires and treatments that have been done out there and how they have progressed and contributed to Sage–grouse habitat."
Said Natural Resource Specialist Danelle Nance.
Out at Craters, the tour was able to not only review in person what was talked about at the meeting.
But at the same time the group was able to take in all of the beautiful Central Idaho scenery.
In total the BLM and RAC members spent around 3 hours out at the Carters of The Moon Monument.