Participants for the field trip to the Elk Creek Watershed Project area on October 23 should meet at the Tiller Ranger Station at 10:00 AM. Estimated return time to the station is about 3:00 PM. Please RSVP for the field trip by calling 541-825-3100, by October 22. Participants are asked to provide their own transportation, lunch and water, and be prepared for some hiking. Plan to carpool with high-clearance vehicles to the Elk Creek Project area.
The Elk Creek Watershed Project is intended to be a collaborative effort addressing issues common to federal, private and tribal stakeholders. The project area includes the Elk Creek basin, both sides of the Tiller-Trail Highway from the crest of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide to the confluence of Elk Creek, with the South Umpqua River at Tiller.
Project objectives include restoring plant and wildlife habitat, creating landscape level fire resiliency, providing wildland/urban interface (WUI) protection from wildfire, providing critical habitat protection for threatened and endangered fish and wildlife species, and continuing vegetation management to provide a sustainable future for natural resources.
For additional information about district projects please telephone the Tiller Ranger Station, at 541-825-3100.