The annual eagle count will be Saturday, January 8th throughout Northeast Wyoming. Aaron Palmer brings us this report.
Charlotte Darling, with the Bureau of Land Management Office in Buffalo, said the event, which is a joint effort between the BLM and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, has been happening nationally since the 1970's.
The eagles, both bald and golden, have been removed from the Endangered Species List in recent years, so the population has increased, Darling said, but the counts are still necessary.
The survey will be conducted all through the Powder River Basin, so volunteers will be needed from Johnson, Sheridan and Campbell Counties.
The meetings will be Tuesday in Buffalo at the BLM Offices on Fort Street, Wednesday in Sheridan at the Fulmer Public Library, and Thursday in Gillette at the Campbell County Public Library on 4J Road. All three meetings will begin at 7 pm. Those volunteers will need to be in the field counting fairly early, she said, and the survey is a chance for the BLM to interact with the public.
If interested in volunteering for this year's eagle survey, contact Charlotte Darling at the BLM Buffalo Office at 684-1045, or just come to one of the local meetings this week.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.