In April, we placed five trail cameras on the Eagle Creek Community Forest property. Three weeks later we pulled the memory cards to see if we captured any images of wildlife.

We expected to see coyote, deer, and elk.  But imagine our surprise to find images of a bobcat, mountain lion, and black bear!


Our cameras also caught pictures of lone humans walking along the haul road through the property.  We want to caution anyone that walks the road to realize that large animals may be present.  You may look like food or like a threat to some of those animals.

We ask that you please be very cautious when walking the road.  Walking with a buddy is highly recommended.

If you do see wildlife, we’d appreciate hearing about it!  We have started a wildlife spreadsheet and would love to add your sightings to it.



The bobcat was seen on April 24, 2019 and on May 3, 2019.

Mountain lion

The mountain lion strolled by twice on April 27, 2019.  An elk passed by the camera one hour before the mountain lion went by.

Black bear

The black bear ambled by on May 5, 2019.


We’d love to receive your comments!

Tom Salzer

Tom has worked with conservation districts since 1992, managing district operations and providing statewide help on governance, technology, and accountability issues.

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Roads cleared of brush: phase 1 - Community Forest · August 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm

[…] line is a promising spot if you are watching for wildlife.  Our trail cameras have picked up some interesting creatures heading that way, probably sheltering in the older forests just north of the Eagle Creek Community […]

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