DON'T DISTURB WILDLIFE!
An extreme winter and lingering snowmelt have made conditions very difficult for wildlife!
Due to the harsh winter and lingering snowpack, there is greater concern than usual for how human presence might stress and negatively impact wildlife, prior to the arrival of spring "green-up."
Green forage production is behind by weeks.
There is less escape cover accessible than usual.
Visitor access to areas of the Forest remains quite difficult, which results in an overlap between wildlife and people.
Please be vigilant with dogs, as wildlife may be extra weakened this time of year and less able to flee. PLEASE RESPECT WILDLIFE AND GIVE THEM EXTRA SPACE!