Wednesday, July 08, 2009

July Activities at Flat Ranch Preserve

The Nature Conservancy's Flat Ranch Preserve offers a variety of summer activities and lectures at the preserve's visitor center.

The preserve is located just off Highway 20 in Macks Inn, about 15 miles west of West Yellowstone.

All events are free to the public. For more information, phone (208) 558-7629 or email Flat Ranch intern Stevenson Bunn.
The following is a list of upcoming activities in July. Check back soon for August's schedule.
1 pm Saturday, July 11 - Flat Ranch Canoe Trip. Canoe the Henry's Lake Outlet through the preserve. Staff will lead the trip while offering some history, wildlife viewing and maybe some laughs. Seats are limited, so contact staff to reserve your space today.

10 am Saturday, July 18 - Bear Safety and Food Storage. Join bear education specialist Lynn Dickerson of Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service for an informative program on how to stay safe in bear country. Great program for kids.

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 - Leave No Trace Camping. Brandon Burke demonstrates the essential and proper techniques of low-impact camping and keeping Idaho's wildlife wild. Great program for kids.

10 a.m. Saturday, July 25 - Weed Management with Goats. Come join the Goat Mountain Ranch for a demonstration on the use of goats for weed management.

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 - Wolverines. Bon Inman, director of the Greater Yellowstone Wolverine Program, presents a look into the lives of this intriguing and elusive wilderness animal. Great program for kids.

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