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Grassland field trip slated


   A collaborative group of private citizens, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, and other groups, are working with Forest Service biologists to improve wildlife habitat on the west side of the Crooked River National Grassland.
   Referred to as the "Westside Stewardship Project," the group has scheduled two meetings for April. The first meeting will be a field trip on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will meet at the Grassland office, 813 S.W. Highway 97 in Madras.
   Bring a sack lunch and dress for changing weather conditions. Notify Anne Roberts at (541) 416-6447, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 20 if you plan to attend.
   The second meeting will be Wednesday, April 25, at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fire Hall, 765 S.E. Adams Drive in Madras. Both meetings are open to the public, ending at approximately 3:30 p.m. Lunch is not provided.
   At that time, the collaborative group will review all the proposed sites and decide/finalize which to include in the 2007 project proposal for the Forest Service.