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413 Green Creek songbirds in bear heaven
This is your opportunity to see songbirds, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and maybe even bear tracks on a private ranch in the Bridgeport Valley. Green Creek is a tributary to the East Walker River, and its headwaters are the crest of the Sierra and the boundary of Yosemite National Park. This steep, bounding stream runs through Bi-State Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, including this private cattle ranch where the owners have placed a conservation easement, protecting it in perpetuity. You'll walk beside Green Creek through a light-dappled riparian forest, cross the creek (please bring shoes you don't mind wading through knee-high water in--there is no bridge), and enter an aspen grove and buffalo berry shrubland on the edge of the valley's expansive wet meadows. You'll also learn about the rich cultural history of Green Creek and the private land conservation history of Bridgeport Valley. Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen.
Fee: $0.00
Trip Type: Field Trip
Transportation Type: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
Driving Distance: 50 miles round-trip
Day: Sunday
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Physical Activity
Moderate hiking, unspecified distance
Amenities Available
Meeting Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
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