PRESCOTT, AZ (May 6, 2016)) – The Prescott National Forest is lifting the closure on the east side of Lynx Lake earlier than planned. Unfortunately, the bald eagles nesting at Lynx Lake this season were not successful.
The John’s Tank Trail and the area north and south of the trailbetweenLynxLakeandSalidaGulch Trailarenow open for recreational use.
After Forest Service personnel determined that the bald eagles at Lynx Lake were exhibiting breeding behavior, the Arizona Game and Fish Department monitored the eagles’ nesting progress. Aerial flights to monitor the nesting bald eagles determined that the nest had fallen out of the current nest tree. The old nest site was also checked, just in case, and determined that it had also fallen out of the tree and was not being used. Bald eagles build nests called “platforms” out of large sticks. These nests can be blown out of trees by strong winds.
If you have any questions about the closure, bald eagles and their management on Bradshaw District, please feel free to call Noel Fletcher (928) 443-8020.