Thursday, March 30, 2006

Temporary Closure Of Mary Jane Draw

Paul Morey, Wildlife Biologist for the Dolores Public Lands Office Wrote:

“ …because the [peregrine's ] nest is likely somewhere within the Mary Jane Draw, we are going to have to put a closure into effect for the draw until the end of July. We will continue to monitor the canyon and if we decide the eyrie is either not in or near the draw, or we determine the eyrie has failed, the closure can be lifted before the end of July. Being a climber myself, it's always hard to put even temporary closures on climbing areas. But in this case, it's necessary for the peregrine's protection”.

I will update this blog if the closure is lifted before the end of July.

San Juan National Forest
San Juan BLM Resource Area
P.O. Box 210
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-6853

(photo of Mark Dean on the Wonderer 5.10, Mary Jane Draw)