6/15/2009 Field trip announcement: Blackrock meadows
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Blackrock meadows: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Leader: Daniel Pritchett.

In July 2007 the Bristlecone Chapter of CNPS formally requested DWP and Inyo County to modify groundwater management in the Blackrock area due to degradation of rare alkali meadow habitat. Shortly after we made our request, a fire burned part of the area. On this field trip we will learn about the ecology of alkali meadow ecosystems and their responses to groundwater drawdowns, fire, and non-native trout. We will explore an area from Blackrock Spring south toward Independence. Sense of humor and capacity for outrage required. 4x4 not necessary but high clearance may help. Meet at Blackrock Fish Hatchery raceway parking lot at 8:45AM. Bring water, snacks, hat, and sunscreen. Trip will end by noon. For more information contact Daniel at 873-8943.
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