is a time of great stress on many animals. During the winter months,
deer and elk rely on their fat reserves as energy stores to survive the
cold. If humans or other animals (such as dogs) spook a deer during
winter, it could spell the death of that animal during the next cold
snap. Bald eagles seek isolated roosts and feeding areas.
Moving roost sites during the winter months can lessen the eagles’
survival and ability to breed. Bald Eagles also forage for small mammals
and birds found throughout the Preserve during the winter months.
Residents and visitors should be aware of and honor the following trail closures: