Greater Hells Canyon Council

1-541-963-3950

www.hellscanyon.org

EIN: 93-0999442

PO Box 2768

La Grande, OR  97850 

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Wildlife Watchers 2017

Our Wildlife Watchers program bridges several important aspects of our conservation mission. Working in partnership with the Forest Service, we connect volunteers with local forests and native wildlife to provide important wildlife data to the Forest Service to help inform management decisions. The Wildlife Watchers program tracks wildlife by using motion-triggered wildlife trail cameras. We are particularly interested in finding the American marten (“pine marten”) which is considered a “management indicator species” by the Forest Service. After scouting out a variety of forested areas, we install the cameras in locations showing the best characteristics for marten habitat. To attract mart

GHCC Partners with Go-ASAP to Connect Kids to Nature

“Whoa!” exclaimed the kids in unison. GHCC Restoration Director Brian Kelly had just told them that dwarf mistletoe can launch its seeds at over 60 miles per hour. That’s just one of the fun facts Union County middle schoolers learned from him on a hike last week, where GHCC has teamed up with EOU’s Go-ASAP program, headed by professor Kelly Rice. Go-ASAP introduces recreating in the outdoors to local kids who might not otherwise have easy access to wild spaces or equipment. Rice and her assistants take them hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and snowshoeing, and the program culminates in an overnight backpacking trip. This year, GHCC is getting to tag along and talk local ecology during some