The Saratoga Sun -

An eagle nest for eagle status


Madeline Weiss

From left to right, Cordell Hatch, Frank Blomquist, Jackson Cor and Cody Cor secure the artificial nest into the ground after it was placed by the crane.

Encampment sophomore Cody Cor began working on his Eagle Scout project in July. The artificial nest for a golden eagle, a wooden box roughly four foot by four foot, took him about two weeks to build.

Cor's nest was not his first choice for an Eagle Scout project-originally, the 15-year-old wanted to build a guzzler for wildlife until he learned of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) need for an artificial eagle nest off Hwy 789. Cor's project required permitting and working with the system in addition to the actual labor of building the nest. "I thought it was cool that we could build the...

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