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2015 Washington Alpine Lakes Volunteer Project Recap

August 13, 2017

In 2015, the RMGA solicited volunteers for the Alpine Lakes area in Washington. With very temperatures during the survey, fewer goats were seen than hoped for, but the biologist was very happy with the turnout of volunteers!

By:  RMGA Project Leader, Ty Brown

Just a little follow up on the recent survey conducted in Central Washington. We had a good time looking for goats, but struggled to locate as many as we had hoped for due to record high temperatures in the triple digits. The goats were either still up in the snow fields or were hiding in the shaded areas very early in the morning and not showing themselves to us easily.

We did still provide some very valuable information for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. They expressed a lot of gratitude and appreciation for what we did. I don’t have a final count on the volunteers, but I do know that we were very well represented. The regional biologist that was heading up the project was very pleased with the number of volunteers we were able to provide and has already spoken to me about future surveys he is wanting to do, so GOOD JOB RMGA MEMBERS! 

Thanks to all who participated. I’m looking forward to doing more surveys in the future.

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