Range News

October 2017 Newsletter

The Centennial Valley Association's October Newsletter is here! It is filled with gorgeous pictures that the community has taken, tons of project updates, some thank you's and farewells, and much, much more! You will find the newsletter, as well as the meeting minutes from CVA's Annual Meeting and Picnic in September, by following the links below.  As always, please share with your friends and family and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

September 16th-30th Range Rider Update

Hopefully everyone’s staying warm out there! Temperatures have fallen and the Valley has already received a bit of snow, but most has melted. Participating ranches have begun moving cattle out of the Valley for the winter, but the Team will continue to track and ride through herds until everyone has left or until the weather evicts them!

September 1st-15th Range Rider Update

Red flag warnings have given way to winter storm warnings, so it appears that Fall is underway in the Valley! Bear activity has increased, and there is one potentially wounded bear in the Metzel Creek area. Please be alert and bear aware when recreating or working around the Valley, and always carry bear spray.

August 16-31st Range Rider Update

Archery season is now in full swing for antelope, bighorn, black bear, deer, elk and mountain lion, so please remember to be safe and courteous hunters when out and about in the Valley.  Additionally, for both hunters and non-hunters, with regular red flag warnings, be aware of where you are driving vehicles.  Stay off dry grass that may be ignited by vehicles to avoid starting any more wildfires, and to avoid contributing to the poor air quality we are currently experiencing. Please reference the following photos: One taken in May and one taken as of September 4th.

August 1-15th Range Rider Update

Bowhunting for antelope has begun in the Valley and bear sightings have increased, so if you plan on hunting, remember to be bear aware and carry bear spray while you’re out in this beautiful country! Bears are not only found in the timber, but out in the sagebrush as well. Good luck! The team has had a busy few weeks, so there is much to report.

July 16th-31st Range Rider Update

As we transition into August (can you believe July is already over?), the team carries on riding and tracking to reduce undocumented losses. Cattle are spread across the Valley and the team is doing a great job keeping up with all the pastures!

We had a very quiet end to July, so please remember: If you see something, say something! Sarah Hale, Wildlife Program Coordinator, would love to hear from you if you see bears, wolves, moose, or anything else that may be a sight to see! Her contact information is: shale@centennialvalleyassociation.org or 317-753-0611.

July 2017 Newsletter

Ethan Kunard

The 2017 July Newsletter is here! In it you will find CVA updates and announcements, partner updates and announcements, and a whole lot of gorgeous pictures that out wonderful community has taken this summer. We are very lucky to have some talented photographers living in the Centennial!! 

Please feel free to share this with others who may be interested in the activities occurring in and around the Centennial Valley. You can read the newsletter here. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Ethan Kunard

June 16th-30th Range Rider Update

Grizzly Bear Track; Bryan Ulring

The Range Riders received two more horses for use this season, one from Ruby Dell Ranch, and one from Shana Drimal (Thank you!).  Our Assistant Range Rider, Mickey, has accepted a seasonal position with the Bureau of Land Management, so we must bid her farewell, but wish her the best of luck!  As temperatures heat up in the Valley, the Range Riders continue to monitor cattle, and the Wildlife Tracker continues to document wildlife sign.