Bugle Corps Program
of the Volunteer Program’s most
significant contributions is the
establishment of the Bugle Corps
Program. The Bugle Corps, a group of
trained volunteers, was formed in the
spring of 2001 to assist LBL staff in
monitoring the visitation and wildlife
in the Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP)
wildlife viewing area. Bugle Corps
Volunteers help the ever increasing
number of annual visitors to the EBP
(over 135,000 last year) have a safe and
enhanced learning experience. The Corps
membership grows as frequent EBP
visitors decide to try the Volunteer
experience, receive training and put on
the trademark bright orange Bugle Crops
vest. The group currently consists of
members who work either as individuals
or couples. The task of the Bugle Corps
volunteer is three fold.
To provide interpretive assistance to
the visitors, helping to identify
viewing opportunities, providing show
and tell with antlers, horns, hair and
other Prairie items.
To provide increased safety for both the
visitor and EBP wildlife by monitoring
visitors to ensure safe viewing
To monitor the EBP wildlife, providing
the Forest Service Biologists with
written comments of activity & condition
via a daily log.
The Bugle Corps activity has assisted
the LBL in receiving special recognition
awards from the Forest Service and the
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
2012 Meeting Schedule
meetings will be at the Land Between The
Lakes Association office (345
Maintenance Rd, Golden Pond) starting at
5:00 pm (unless noted below).
Feb 4, 2012 - 11:30 am
note this is a pre-registered event.
(Fort Henry Hike) Let Coordinator know
about your attendance plans.
Apr 12, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Aug 9, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Monitoring and support
takes many forms