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JHWF Fencing Project on June 30th—-We hope to see you there!
Details for our June 30, 2012 Fence Removal Project
On June 30th we plan to remove approx. 1 mile of four-strand barbed wire fence. This is the first time we’ve had a project at this location. The site has no public access but we have permission from the land owners, so this will be a great chance to see a part of the valley not accessible to many. The project is average in difficulty (5 on a 1-10 scale), with most of the work in open terrain among sage brush.
Since parking is extremely limited at the work site and we want to minimize our impact on this private land, we are requesting that volunteers meet at one of two carpooling sites. The 1st is at the Home Ranch parking lot, where we will leave promptly at 815am. The 2nd is at Gros Ventre junction, where we will meet by 830am. There we will consolidate cars and carpool to the project site by 9am. We plan to work until about 3pm.
We will provide water and snacks. New this year, please bring your own water bottle or hydration packs. We will provide water and Gatorade to fill your bottles. Additionally we will take a mid-day lunch break; please bring your own lunch.
Please wear layered clothes (and with wire, we encourage LONG pants) sturdy shoes and bring a rain jacket in case of storms. Sunglasses or eyeglasses are a MUST for working with barbed wire. Sun protection (hat, sunscreen lotion) are also recommended, and will hopefully be necessary! We also recommend that volunteers check the status of their tetanus shots, in case of scratches from the old fencing material. We will provide work gloves and tools.
if you plan to attend and let us know at which meet-up point you will join us (Home Ranch by 815a or Gros Ventre by 830a). You can also send questions to this same email address. Additional last-minute information on this event will be posted on our website: http://jhwildlife.org/
We look forward to seeing you on June 30th!
The JHWF Fence Team