Wildlife returning to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area after the Carr Fire

Wildlife is returning to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area after the devastation of the Carr Fire.

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 7:16 AM

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif.-

Wildlife is returning to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area after the devastation of the Carr Fire.

Officials with the National Park Service say that community members are concerned, and have asked them how animals are recovering after the wildfire. 

Now they say that games cameras are picking up an increase in activity, a clear sign that life is beginning to flourish once again in the burn scar. 

Cameras in one of the most severely burned areas in the park spotted a bear, a buck, coyotes, a mountain lion, as well as many jackrabbits and deer. 

They say throughout the year deer have been regularly seen grazing on the fresh regrowth throughout the park, and bears have returned to Brandy Creek to catch kokanee salmon. 

 

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