NWTF, Boy Scouts Begin Habitat Partnership in South Hills
TWIN FALLS, I.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Wild Turkey Federation, the Boy Scouts of America, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and local landowners are partnering to improve water-corridor habitat in the South Hills.
“Some of the water corridors in the South Hills could be enhanced for wildlife by adding trees and shrubs that provide food, roosting areas and have the added benefit of reducing erosion along streambanks,” said Mikal Moore, district biologist for the NWTF in the Pacific Northwest.
Moore also points out that when vegetation shades a creek, less water is lost to evaporation in the hot summer months.
The South Hills Strutters, the local NWTF chapter, pledged to donate wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs to any boy scout who wishes to do a service project improving the vegetation that grows along creeks and streams. The Magic Valley Region of IDFG also has agreed to contribute to habitat projects that meet agency objectives through their Habitat Improvement Program funds. In addition to the labor provided, the scouts come away from the projects with a learning and service experience.
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