Monthly Archives: April 2017

Rabbit Mountain Elk Management Plan Open House  

Thursday April 6, 2017 Boulder County Parks & Open Space Headquarters 5201 St Vrain Rd Longmont Have you ever sighted an elk as you ride the trails at Rabbit Mountain?  Have you noticed an increase in the number of elk up there over the past decade? BCPOS has done some elk telemetry studies that indicate the herd has not only increased dramatically but has ceased to migrate from Rabbit Mountain to the high country.  Instead, they stay at Rabbit Mountain year-round, causing damage to shrubs on the preserve and to crops on neighboring agricultural lands.  Staff says they have evaluated several management actions to mitigate the elk impacts, including encouraging adjacent property owners to “harvest” them, administering fertility control, trapping … Continue reading

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