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News - Owhyee Guzzler 2010
Owhyee Guzzler Project May 21-23, 2010
We are looking for volunteers to help install two guzzlers on the breaks of the Owhyee River Canyon for the benefit of bighorn sheep and other wildlife. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested please pass this information along. To ensure we have enough food please RSVP by Friday May 14th.
We will be camping at Twin Spring Campground this year. Twin Springs is located on the west side of the Owhyee Reservoir (see direction below). Volunteers should show up on Friday May 21st for dinner at 7:00 pm which will be provided. There will be a short briefing after dinner to discussing the weekend's activities. Saturday we will divide into two groups and travel south on unimproved roads approximately 1 hour and walk to the sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. You will need to bring, good boots, gloves, day pack, canteen, camping gear and personal effects be prepared for variable weather conditions. There will be some BIG tents avable to sleep in.
North Table Guzzler
Accessing the site involves a 1/3 mile walk up a steep slope climbing ~ 300 feet to the site. The major materials have been flown in but some supplies will need to be packed in mostly hand tools. We will install ground apron style guzzler and constructing a fence around the site.
South Table Guzzler
Accessing the site involves a 2 mile walks over relatively flat ground and a slight climb to the site. The major materials have been flown in but some supplies will need to be packed in mostly hand tools. We will install ground apron style guzzler and constructing a fence around the site.
For contact information and to RSVP contact:
Scott Torland
Wildlife Biologist
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Ontario Field Office
541-889-6975
Email: Scott J. Torland: Please enable Javascript
Directions:
  1. From Ontario head South on Hwy 201 through Nyssa to Owhyee Junction, ~18 miles.
  2. Turn Right on Owhyee Avenue continue 6 miles to Mitchell Butte Road
  3. Turn Left on Mitchell Butte Road and go 1/2 miles and turn right the road crosses the canal and turns to gravel.
  4. Continue on gravel road to Twin Springs which is approximately 20 miles follow signs.
  5. The road into Twin Springs is an improved gravel road with some rough spots and can be very wash boardy in places. This could be a problem for larger RV's.
 
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