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Volunteers Needed for Fence Removal Project in Jackson Hole

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Jun 3, 2017
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9am - 2 pm

Description

For our first public project of the year, we plan to remove .5 miles of barbed wire and smooth wire fencing in prime wildlife habitat in the Buffalo Valley. The work area is scenic and the terrain is flat and easily traversed. This project assists our partners at Bridger-Teton National Forest as they aim to make important habitat more permeable to wildlife movement.
 
The project is average in difficulty (3 on a 1-10 scale).
 
We will meet at two car pool sites:

  1. Home Ranch Parking Lot (north side) at 8:15 a.m.
  2. Gros Ventre Junction at 8:30 a.m.  

We will carpool from these sites to the project. We plan to work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and half-day (morning) is welcome, as well. We will provide water, Gatorade and snacks. Please bring your own water bottle or hydration packs. We will take a mid-day lunch break so please bring your own lunch.
 
Gear: You should wear layered clothes, long pants, sturdy shoes, and bring a rain jacket in case of storms. Sun or eyeglasses are a MUST for working with barbed wire. Sun protection (hat & sunscreen lotion) is 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.
 
Please RSVP to jhwffencepull@gmail.com if you plan to attend and let us know at which car pool site you will join us (1 of 2 locations listed above). You can also send questions to this same email address. Additional last-minute information on this event will be posted on the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation's blog page.
 
See you on June 3!  

Details

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Inclement Weather Plan: We'll update volunteers on our website blog: jhwildlife.org
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