Old Growth Ecology Educational Hike

When: Saturday Jun 16, 2018
Where: Ross Creek Cedars

Contact: Brian Baxter and Pat McLeod
Ph/Email: Brian: b_baxter53@yahoo.com    Brian: (406) 291-2154
Event Description:

Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area is a magical old growth forest between Troy, and Noxon, Montana.  Join us on FSPWriparwalkscedars 012Saturday, June 16th, in the cool shade of 1,000 year old trees as we meander along Ross Creek, studying the diversity of plant life influenced by the Modified Pacific Maritime Climate of this grove.  Along the way, we’ll also explore for the sights, sounds, and signs of some of the unique wildlife of this drainage.  The mature forest provides habitat for Great Horned, Great Gray, and Barred Owls, as well as Goshawks. An abundance of dead and dying trees also enable a myriad of tree-clinging birds to exist, along with many types of fungus, mushrooms, and lichen.  Dense forest mammals such as pine marten, fisher, and black bear may be found in this area.

We will meet at the entrance to the Ross Creek Cedars at 9:00 am MTN time, 8:00 am PAC time for this field hike, wrap up approx. 2:30 pm. Please come prepared with proper clothing and footwear, water, lunch, cameras and smiles!

Instructor Brian Baxter has 40 years working in the woods in forestry and wildlife research.

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How to get there:

Directions from Libby: Take State Highway 56 South and look for sign just before the Lincoln / Sanders County line. Just south of Bull Lake, turn right on this road (Ross Creek Road # 398) and follow for 4 miles to the RCC entrance.16