The last week of June, CVA and The Nature Conservancy conducted its first Weed Week in the Centennial. With the help of Beaverhead County, Bureau of Land Management, the Refuge, and landowners, we chemically and mechanically treated the whole valley, as well as identified new patches.
The cows are coming! The cows are coming! Now that June has come and gone, the cattle have been making their way into the valley weekly. The riders, Hilary, Marcie, and our new intern, Melissa, are now riding through herds of cattle, as well as scouting for wildlife activity.
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The past two weeks the range riders have been concluding the wildlife tracking portion of range riding. Cattle are now starting to come back into the valley, so the riders will begin riding through and “herding up” cattle once in the morning and evening. This helps allow the cattle to be and act like a herd of bison, keeping calves close and standing off to predators in an event of an encounter with a predator.
Weed season has quickly come upon us! Here are some important dates coming up where we could use some help! Spray Days offer free chemical from the County and participation is key to the success of ridding weeds from our Valley! For a map of Public weed locations, email firstname.lastname@example.org!