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News - Leslie Gulch 2009
Leslie Gulch Guzzler Installation Spring 2009
We are looking for a large group of volunteers to help with this project!
What:Guzzler Installation
When:May 1st-3rd
Where:Leslie Gulch
Why:Provide alternative water sources for bighorn sheep and other wildlife.
On the weekend of May 2nd the Willow Creek and 3 Fingers Guzzlers are scheduled to be installed. Volunteers should show up on Friday May 1st for dinner at 7:00 pm which will be provided. There will be a short briefing after dinner discussing the weekend's activities. Saturday we will divide into two groups and begin working on the guzzlers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Willow Creek Guzzler
To access the site we will be taking a 15 minuet boat ride up the Owhyee Reservoir and a one and a half mile hike climbing 1500 feet to the installation site. Materials have been flown to the site with the exception of a few associated hand tools. The walk into the site could take an hour or more because of very steep terrain.
3 Fingers Guzzlers
To access the site there will be an 8 mile drive down poor quality two track roads and a ¾ mile hike climbing 400 feet. The walk should take less than an hour to get to the installation site. A majority of supplies have been flown in, but volunteers will need to pack up shovels, Pulaski, and other necessary tools.
For contact information and to RSVP (by Friday April 24th) call:
Scott Torland
Wildlife Biologists
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Ontario Field Office
541-889-6975
What you need to bring:
  • Good boots
  • Gloves
  • Day pack with personal effects, water bottle
  • Camping gear: Tent, RV, etc...
  • There will be some BIG tents available to sleep in (bring cot and sleeping bag)
Here are directions from I-84: From Ontario - heading East on Interstate 84:
  1. Take the US-95 exit- EXIT 3- toward PARMA.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto US-95 S.
  3. Turn LEFT onto US-95 just outside of Parma.
  4. Turn RIGHT to stay on US-95 by the truck stop south of Homedale.
  5. Turn Right onto McBride Creek Road (this turn is at the bottom of a hill across the highway from a sign with a little boy on it that says “Owyhee Ranchers Caring for Owyhee Rangelands”. You will cross a cattle guard immediately adjacent to the highway). Go West to Rockville (a school and a few homes next to the creek). Turn Right at the school and continue West (signs say Leslie Gulch ===>) and the road will cross the creek and then head due north for approximately two miles. Turn left on the road that is signed "Leslie Gulch". After about 3.25 more miles, there will be a road turning to the right camp will be .25 miles down the road.
Here are directions from Jordan Valley:
  1. Continue North from Jordan Valley on US-95 approximately 20.
  2. Turn LEFT on the Succor Creek Road (If you cross into Idaho you have gone to far) There will be a sign for Leslie Gulch.
  3. Travel approximately 8 miles to the Rockville School and turn LEFT.
  4. Continue West (signs say Leslie Gulch) and the road will cross the creek and then head due north for approximately two miles. Turn left on the road that in signed "Leslie Gulch". After about After about 3.25 more miles, there will be a road turning to the right camp will be .25 miles down the road.
As always, I suggest all check out Trails.com for topo maps of the area.
Another good resource is Google Earth.
The road into Leslie Gulch is an improved gravel road but in can be very wash boardy in places. This could be a problem for larger RV's.
Public outhouses will be available.
 
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