UCWF members have been coming to Parker Mountain the last weekend in July since 2004. We will again hold our annual flush counts this year (2016) July 29-30 (Fri and Sat). We have multiple experimental plots where we try to keep track of sage-grouse use. Bird dogs are a great asset to this end. Folks usually run dogs any time while down there, however, on Saturday morning we will run dogs all together in experimental plots. I need as many volunteers as possible. If you are running dogs outside of the Saturday morning period we still need to keep track of the number of birds, classification (age, sex, etc.), and the location. I will have multiple transects across the mountain that could be run at any time and we can download them to your GPS unit.
UCWF will provide dinner on Friday night around 7pm as we have done in the past. Otherwise food and water (bring plenty of water) is up to you. Camping conditions are primitive with no water or toilets, though some have brought camper trailers in the past. I will be down there the entire week (Monday-Saturday) for those that would like to come early please let me know. I would appreciate an RSVP so UCWF can plan food accordingly, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already contacted me via email or Facebook don’t worry about RSVPs unless you need to back out. We will be camped in our usual spot just west of Red Knoll. See map below. Hope to see you there.