**Wildlife and Ecology Snowshoe Hike Set for March 3**
Want to learn more about identifying tracks and scat and other sign left behind by our winter animal residents? Do you want to see a protected conservation easement not open to the public?
The Central Colorado Conservancy is hosting a snowshoe hike to a private ranch on Poncha Pass on March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon. The hike will be led by wildlife biologist Cindy Lawrence. Cindy will also be discussing winter and forest ecology, habitat associations, and the importance of conservation easements.
Snowshoes can be rented from Salida Mountain Sports. In the event of limited snow, we will hike without snowshoes. No pets please. The hike is $5 for Conservancy members and $8 for non-members. The trip is limited to individuals 15 years of age or older and also limited to a total of 15 people.
The trip will fill quickly. Pre-registration is required. Carpooling from Poncha Springs will be arranged, further details provided with registration. Contact Julie Richardson at [email protected] or 719-539-7700 to register or for additional information. All participants will be required to sign a liability release form.
Cindy Lawrence has worked as a wildlife biologist for the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Tribal agencies, nonprofits, and also in the private sector. She has worked on a number of projects involving biological surveys and habitat assessments in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Cindy coordinates the Conservancy’s Lewis’s Woodpecker Project. She holds a BS in wildlife management from Humboldt State University.