We are excited that Giving Tuesday is here! Today we recognize the achievements we have made over the past year and strive to continue to accomplish our mission and goals. We cannot do this without your help. Please consider supporting our locally driven conservation efforts for our Range Riders, drought resiliency work, the greater landscape and wildlife that thrive here, and our 2017 Big Sky Watershed Corps AmeriCorps member!
We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was wonderful and full of great food, family and friends! We are less than 24 hours away from the start of #GivingTuesday! Bryan Ulring, Rancher and CVA Board Member, shares why he is grateful for the Centennial Valley:
We are on the home stretch to #GivingTuesday, which is only 1 week away!! Dennis Glick, of Future West, a long time member and supporter of CVA, shared his thoughts on the work conducted in the Centennial Valley:
Time is flying by and there is less than two weeks left until #GivingTuesday! Here is why Jerry Scheid, rancher and CVA Board Member, cherishes the Centennial Valley:
We are one month away from #GivingTuesday! Please join the Centennial Valley Association, and many other great organizations, and mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 29th to join the national event focused on celebrating and supporting giving, generosity, and philanthropy within communities. Celebrated after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Our range riding season has come to a close and this is the last report of the season. Over the five and a half month season, in total riders, were on the landscape tracking wildlife and monitoring cattle all but eight days! Riders found and reported forty-seven compromised cattle, twenty-nine carcasses, eight of which were possible predations, one confirmed grizzly bear attack on a calf, one confirmed grizzly bear depredation, and one probable wolf depredation. About fifteen wolves were documented using the Valley this season, from two different packs, one pack with pups of the year.
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Overall, September was a quiet month in terms of predator activity and conflicts. Riders continued monitoring cattle on a daily basis throughout the Valley. Near the end of the month, they also assisted some ranchers in gathering and trailing cattle out of the Valley.
A single bull moose was seen traveling on east on North Valley Road.
Wildlife Services lethally removed two wolves in the Gravelly Range. The wolves may have traveled through the north end of the Valley.