IDA GRASSLANDS/SLATE LAKES ALLOTMENT
July 16-17, 2016
Historic overgrazing and fire exclusion have allowed junipers & pines to encroach upon hundreds of thousands of acres of historically open lands on the Kaibab National Forest. IDA Grasslands serve as a habitat for elk, mule deer, wild turkey - and most notably - pronghorn antelope.
Golden eagles, burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, Gunnison's praire dogs, and other grassland wildlife are of conservation concern in these areas. However, these grasslands are being invaded by junipers and pinyon pines. to the point where mechanical treatment is necessary before fire can be effectively used for their maintenance.
Project Objectives: To restore or maintain grassland habitat used by pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, wild turkey, and many non-game species of conservation concern.
Project Location: Approximately 13 miles southeast of Valle. Directly south of the east-west portion of Hwy. 180 and approximately ten miles east of Hwy. 64.
From Phoenix: Take 117 to Flagstaff. In Flagstaff, take HWY 180 to FR191 (approx. 30 miles). Turn left on FR191, camp will be first spur road to your left.