Helicopter Elk Surveys to Be Conducted in Mendocino County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is planning to conduct helicopter surveys of elk in Mendocino County on March 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Aerial surveying is a common technique used by wildlife biologists to count deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep populations throughout the state.

Many of the elk living in Mendocino County are found on private property, which means residents, tourists and motorists passing through the area may notice low-flying helicopters surveying for elk over private property during these days.

For additional information regarding the Mendocino elk helicopter surveys, please contact Angela Moran at (707) 445-5363.

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Media Contacts:
Angela Moran, CDFW Northern Region, (707) 445-5363
Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908