The sun is getting higher in the sky, temperatures are warming, and days are getting longer. Spring is coming. We will soon transition from skis and snowshoes to hiking boots and mountain bikes.
We are not the only ones in the valley on the move. Wildlife are migrating from lower elevations to the melting-out upper elevations of our valley. They are following the snow line as it gives way for food to consume and gain back their strength after a long winter. In certain areas, deer and elk are moving into safe areas to give birth and nurse their calves. Spring is a critical time of the year for wildlife and we need to give them their space to ensure their survival.
As you head back out on the trails this spring, please remember and follow these principles to reduce your impact on wildlife during this critical time:
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