Northern Nevada Citizen Spring Inventory Trips

September 27th - 28th

Join other Citizen Spring Inventory (CSI) volunteers as we travel into different parts of the BLM Winnemucca District. we will survey springs in the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness and return home MondayThis trip will be in conjunction with the National Public Lands Day celebration at Trego Hot Springs.  Although they are among the most biologically and culturally important and highly threatened ecosystems on Earth, springs are poorly studied and inadequately protected. Though relatively small in comparison to lakes and oceans, springs support 20% of the endangered species in the United States. Through the evaluation of the data CSI volunteers collect, the health of springs and the underlying aquifers that feed them can be determined.  Pristine springs could be designated reference springs and impaired springs will be candidates for improved management or rehabilitation.  Resources permitting, your data and recommendations could lead to spring improvements such as removal of invasive species, restricted livestock grazing, and construction such as exclosures or unobstruction or diversion of spring discharge.  Experienced volunteers will train new CSI volunteers and provide survey equipment.  Please be prepared for primitive camping (unless you have an RV) and long distance hiking in rugged terrain.  Please RSVP ASAP because transportation space and survey equipment are limited. Call with questions or to RSVP to Mike at 775-473-2902 or Dorothy at 775-323-4835 or email msorethumb@gmail.com or hudig@sbcglobal.net.

October 17th - 20th

This trip our volunteers will survey springs in the Deer Creek Canyon area of the North Jackson Mountains Wilderness and return home Tuesday.  We may include a side trip to the summit of nearby Deer Creek Peak (2168 meters) or Parrot Peak (2875 meters). Experienced volunteers will train new CSI volunteers and provide survey equipment.  Please be prepared for primitive camping (unless you have an RV) and long distance hiking in rugged terrain.  Call with questions or to RSVP to Mike at 775-473-2902 or Dorothy at 775-323-4835 or email msorethumb@gmail.com or hudig@sbcglobal.net.

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November 14th- 17th

This trip our volunteers will volunteers as we travel into different parts of the BLM Winnemucca District. November 14th16th (SaturdayMonday), we will survey springs west of South Donnelly Peak in the southwest part of the Calico Mountains Wilderness and return home Tuesday.  We may be able to watch the Leonid meteor shower (40 per hour). Call with questions or to RSVP to Mike at 775-473-2902 or Dorothy at 775-323-4835 or email msorethumb@gmail.com or hudig@sbcglobal.net.

December 5th - 8th

This trip our volunteers will volunteers as we travel into different parts of the BLM Winnemucca District.  December 5th – 7th (SaturdayMonday), we will survey springs on the western side of Wagon Tire Mountain in the Granite Range and return home Tuesday.  Experienced volunteers will train new CSI volunteers and provide survey equipment.  Please be prepared for primitive camping (unless you have an RV) and long distance hiking in rugged terrain.  Call with questions or to RSVP to Mike at 775-473-2902 or Dorothy at 775-323-4835 or email msorethumb@gmail.com or hudig@sbcglobal.net.

When
September 19, 2015 at 6pm - September 22, 2015
Where
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA
Richie Bednarski · · 775-324-7667

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