Here is the final information about the last AZNPS talk and walk of 2012. Please note that the walk is on SATURDAY, not Sunday, and it will start 1 1/2 hours earlier than usual.
Tuesday, October 16 Laura Moser, Botanist & Invasive Plant Specialist and Pesticide-use Coordinator, Coconino National Forest,will be giving a talk on some of the invasive species introduced to the Verde Valley, the impacts they have on our native species and watershed health and what the Forest Service and the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition is doing. This meeting will be in Room 328 of the Biology Building at NAU at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, October 20 Laura Moser will be guiding a hike to the Sycamore Creek confluence with the Verde River and the Packard Ranch, a historic ranch at this site. The hike will focus on identifying non-native species in this area and applying a quick risk-rating system to determine their potential invasiveness. The area can still be warm at this time of year so bring plenty of water, sack lunch, hat, sunscreen, and sturdy walking shoes.
We will be meeting in Flagstaff at 8:30 in the AZ Credit Union parking lot on Beaver St. and Butler Ave, OR at 10:00 at the Sycamore Rd. just past the Tuzigoot Bridge near Clarkdale. This secondary meeting location is to meet up with other AZNPS members from Verde Valley and perhaps Prescott. There is a pull off on Sycamore Canyon Road just after you turn off of Tuzigoot road. Depending on how many of us there are, we'll then carpool or take our own vehicles down a graded, although sometimes bumpy, dirt road for approximately 10 miles to the Sycamore Canyon trailhead.
Contact info for Laura Moser:
Posted by Dorothy Lamm - Hope to see you.