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Update on Olympic Project nest sites

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MIB
22 hours ago, BigTreeWalker said:

The elevation in the area is less than a 1000'.

 

Thanks.  That's what I remembered.   Jibes with the images of the spawning stream's slope.    The 2 others i know of are probably at 400-500 feet above sea level.  The tracks I found going into an area I suspect because of similarity to the O.P. site are below 1000 feet.    This is low elevation stuff.   Headwaters are interesting, stuff goes on there, but I think it is a different situation.   Trying to meld the two into one leads to a picture that does not accurately predict either.

 

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BigTreeWalker
12 hours ago, bipedalist said:

Hell, trespassing to so. apps. settlers around park land is nothing, that is not going to keep things from happening, just like any kind of poaching that can occur, it will, if there is a will, regardless of penalties. 

 

The saddest realization I ever had moving to  the PNW for part-time is that they cut the hell out of everything right up to the park boundaries. 

 

I'm in agreement with you on the trespassing issue. But I have also spent enough time in the woods to know that you can tell when other humans have been in the area. Besides if it was a human, building that many nests in an area borders on craziness. Which I know there is no lack of nowadays. 

I'm also in agreement on logging practices. SW WA in the Willapa hills was so over logged in the 60's and 70's that the economy in the area actually almost shut down for about 20 years. It appears the cycle is starting again. 

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I saw him at a conference five or so years ago.  Introduced myself, talked a bit, my impression is he is doing "private research" based on that brief visit.

 

Not very communicative about it either.   But it is not like I was in the need to know crowd at the time.

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25 minutes ago, bipedalist said:

I saw him at a conference five or so years ago.  Introduced myself, talked a bit, my impression is he is doing "private research" based on that brief visit.

 

Not very communicative about it either.   But it is not like I was in the need to know crowd at the time.

 

If there is somebody out there doing the Goodall/Fossey thing, he's the guy. I wish him well at it, too.

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7 hours ago, BigTreeWalker said:

 

I'm in agreement with you on the trespassing issue. But I have also spent enough time in the woods to know that you can tell when other humans have been in the area. Besides if it was a human, building that many nests in an area borders on craziness. Which I know there is no lack of nowadays. 

I'm also in agreement on logging practices. SW WA in the Willapa hills was so over logged in the 60's and 70's that the economy in the area actually almost shut down for about 20 years. It appears the cycle is starting again. 

 

I've seen that area and it is desolated with stumps in places.  Lots of timber company owned land out that way. 

 

I was not implying the nests aren't the real deal in any sort of way.  I still need to take a good tracking course.  

 

I think it beats the heck out of the skookum cast

 

 

 

 

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