Redding, CA – In 2014, NWTF partnered up with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest by helping to fund and implement a prescribed fire project on Green Mountain. Green Mountain lies along the shores of Lake Shasta’s Pit River arm. This area provides habitat and hunting opportunity for black-tailed deer and wild turkeys. Further, it has recently seen an influx of rocky mountain elk roaming down from the Northeastern herd.
The project site consists of manzanita, chamise, oak, gray pine and knobcone pine. The majority of the brush on this site had become old, decadent and not very useful to wildlife species.
Once burned, new and nutritious growth will be generated. Indeed, this will create improved foraging habitat for elk, turkeys and deer. Furthermore, it creates more desirable nesting locations for hen wild turkeys. To read more about the project, please see the USFS press release.