Outdoors news, notes and other random tidbits
Nationally recognized horse trainer Steve Bowers will hold a clinic on “How to train your horse rather than break it” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena in Rifle.
Bowers’ advanced training is predominantly with driving horses, but most of his methods are applicable to riding and driving horses, light horses and heavies.
The clinic includes a box lunch and an auction of horse-related items.
All proceeds from the clinic support the Colorado Draft Horse Classic show held Labor Day weekend at the fairgrounds in Rifle.
The Forest Service Plant-A-Tree program is a way for individuals, groups and businesses to have trees planted on National Forest land to memorialize loved ones, commemorate births, weddings, anniversaries or other special events, while helping to improve the environment.
Trees are not individually recognized, but will be part of the forest ecosystem managed to sustain natural resources.
On the White River National Forest, many trees are planted in conjunction with rehabilitation of areas burned by wildfire, riparian area rehabilitation, wildlife habitat improvement, timber production or in recreation areas in need of vegetation diversity.
The minimum donation for receiving a Plant-A-Tree certificate is $10 and provides for the purchase and planting of 10-15 seedlings.
Donations can be made at any Forest Service office, and the program qualifies as a charitable deduction.
To submit information, or a picture of your recent big catch, for the Outdoors page, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 945-4487.
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A crew from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center last week cut disks of wood from trees downed by a powerful avalanche that thundered off Garrett Peak in March 2019. The samples will aid research by dendrochronologists into the epic avalanche cycle.