Forage Resource Study Group:
Raymond Wildlife Area & Hart Ranch
Read transects on Hart Ranch on the east side of the ranch along the Buffalo Range road and transect immediately north of the WA, then those on Raymond WA.
- AZGFD Office, 3500 Lake Mary Road
- Gravel parking area to the north of I-40 at Buffalo Range Rd (Exit 225)
Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and a hat.
Due to the uncertainty of the weather and the potential for wet soil conditions that will prohibit vehicular travel, cancellation and rescheduling of the monitoring is possible. Please contact Stephen Cassady (AZ Game & Fish Department) at 928-214-1270 or via email (SCassady@azgfd.gov) the day before the first scheduled monitoring date to confirm dates and times.
The Forage Resource Study Group was one of the first monitoring group formed in the early 1990s to study the impact and presence of antelope, elk, and other wildlife on the ranches. It’s changed a little bit since its inception, but the data is fairly consistent and is still used to promote a balance in managing for wildlife and livestock. It’d be great to have you out on one of the field days!