Outdoors Briefs

Hunters, anglers sought for caucus

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for hunters and anglers who want to participate in a “Regional Sportsmen’s Caucus” for Southwest Colorado and to serve on a statewide “Sportsmen’s Roundtable” that will address wildlife issues.

These new public-participation programs for hunters and anglers will be explained at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd., in Pagosa Springs.

Hunters and anglers are invited to talk about wildlife issues and concerns at the meetings. Participants also will select representatives to serve as members on the statewide roundtable. Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff will be on hand to answer questions.

People selected to serve on the statewide roundtable must have a hunting or fishing license and be active in those activities. They must commit to attend the biannual regional caucuses and Sportsmen’s Roundtable meetings and serve a two-year term.

To apply, visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Roundtable.aspx.

For more information, call Joe Lewandowski at 375-6708 or email joe.lewandowski@state.co.us.

Backpacking workshop to take place March 14

San Juan Mountains Association volunteers and experienced backpackers, Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl, will cover lightweight principles, gear and techniques for lightening a pack at a workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court.

For more information, call Kathe Hayes at 385-1310 or email kathe@sjma.org.

Seniors Outdoors! announces activities

Seniors Outdoors! will host these activities:

A snowshoe with John Martin will take place at 9 a.m. March 8. To RSVP, call Martin at 247-2581 or email jmartin@mydurango.net.

Downhill skiing at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will take place Monday, Wednesday and March 8. For more information, contact John Montle at 769-6108 or mntnlvr@frontier.net, or Betsy Peterson at 259-5417 or betsyp@bresnan.net.

Wednesday Wanderers will walk the Animas River Trail at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call Eric Pahlke at 247-1130.

A car-camping and hiking trip to Moab, Utah, will leave at 9 a.m. March 8 and return March 10. For more information, call Bill Cagle at 385-4566 or email cagle81301@yahoo.com.

Crane Festival coming to Monte Vista

The 30th annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be held March 8 to 10 in the Monte Vista area with tours to view the migrating sandhill cranes, a craft and exhibit fair, a Saturday evening dinner and other activities.

Reservations for many events are recommended and must be made by Tuesday.

For more information, visit www.cranefest.com or call (719) 852-3552.

Herald Staff