Friday, February 27, 2015

Counting Animal Tracks

Last week I spent a morning wandering the very lowest part of the proposed Beavers expansion. I was with three Forest Service employees. Throughout the winter they have been conducting regular monitoring missions to determine just what kind of and how many animals are down that way. We saw plenty of tracks including those of snowshoe hare, marten, weasel, squirrels and more.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Any lynx or big game in the area? Looks like a beautiful place to go for a skin.

Anonymous said...

No Beavers?

Jeff said...

No Beavers?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Plenty of Beavers down low along the North Fork outside of our proposal area.

Definitely big game in the area, but not really in winter.

I am not aware of recent lynx sightings although a few of them are wandering around Summit County. Immediately following the lynx re-introduction in 1999 and 2000, we spotted a collared lynx at The Basin a few times, but not since then.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Looks like incredible terrain. Fingers crossed it will be a part of the Legend someday soon.

Anonymous said...

No beavers. You have expanded enough already. You have a reputation to fix first Abasin. No longer the legend.

Anonymous said...

The expansion is approved and this is the future of Abasin. It will always be the Legend. If you think otherwise then ski somewhere else and keep your negativity away from the basin and Al's blog.