The Rimrock area is a very unique place. It’s open enough to host browsing wildlife like deer, moose, and elk. There are enough ponds and snags to provide good breeding habitat for waterfowl and raptors. And the rocky outcroppings make ideal habitat for big cats like mountain lions and bobcat.
Because the area was previously homesteaded and used for cattle grazing, there is a substantial amount of barbed wire fencing in the area. This Field Friday, we will focus on removing this barbed wire to ensure the habitat is safe and healthy for wildlife use.
From downtown Spokane, navigate to I-90 and drive west toward Seattle. Take Exit 277 to South Grove Road via Hwy 2. Follow Grove Road for roughly 2.5 miles until the road ends and meets up with Houston Road. Follow Houston Road for a quarter of a mile to the circle pullout on the left side of the road. This is where we will park and meet at the beginning of the day.
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