Colorado BHA Wildlife Guzzler Project

Project Description

Thanks to the hard work of BHA volunteers in June and July we were able to remove a wildlife guzzler that was in disrepair and complete the installation of a new guzzler and rain collector that will benefit wildlife in the area. This project required some real sweat equity, and we are grateful for the support of our volunteers and the leadership of our project organizers. 

The drinker is located in Jefferson County southeast of the community of Buffalo Creek and will benefit elk, mule deer, turkey, black bear, mountain lion and small mammals. 

BHA would like to thank Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Pike National Forest South Platte Ranger District for their partnership and commitment to our wildlife resources. We'd also like to thank Habitat Watchmen David Deschenes and Ross Bruno for their leadership and dedication!

Learn more about Colorado BHA's Habitat Watch Program here.


CPW employees and BHA volunteers and staff prepped the site for the installation of a new guzzler.


Despite the rainy conditions our volunteers leaned into the work to get this site prepped.


Thanks to some big equipment we were able to make some major headway on Day 1 of this project.


Digging postholes that will anchor the frame of the new guzzler.


Day 1 is in the books. Thank you to CPW staff, project lead Dave Deschenes, CO Leadership Team members Ross Bruno and Don Holmstrom, our volunteers, and BHA Conservation Director John Gale for all of their hard work.


Day 2 commences. Conservation is a family affair. Volunteers are busy setting and cutting posts to length.


Volunteers make quick work of completing the frame and setting the guzzler tank.


Filling the tank to ensure it will have an immediate benefit to wildlife.


The guzzler in its completed stage.


Day 2 is in the books and an important wildlife feature is on the landscape. Thank you to CPW and our dedicated chapter leaders and volunteers for all you do for our wildlife resources!

About Brien Webster

Programs Manager & Colorado & Wyoming Chapter Coordinator

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