Fence Removal on the Taos Plateau
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Aug 23 - Aug 25
Starting at 6pm
WHERE
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Tres Piedras, NM

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event_title: Fence Removal on the Taos Plateau

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: August 23, 2024 18:00

event_duration: 2880

event_end: August 25, 2024 18:00

event_address: Tres Piedras, NM, United States

event_description: Help enhance wildlife habitat on the Taos Plateau by removing old sheep fencing! August 23-25 2024                                                 Join BHA Habitat Steward Coordinator Bard Edrington on the Taos Plateau for a weekend of fence modification and camping.  The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument is an important wintering area for elk and mule deer and year-round habitat for pronghorn.  The plateau is a multi-use area that has miles of fencing separating grazing allotments.  Much of this fencing is not wildlife friendly and can cause direct mortality, injury and hair loss.  Pronghorn are not capable of jumping and can become trapped behind fencing thus fragmenting their habitat and causing them stress.  Deer and elk risk becoming entangled in the fencing when jumping over.That is where we come in. We will be removing woven wire fencing and prepping the area for future wildlife friendly fencing.  Your help will have a direct benefit to wildlife habitat and connectivity.                                                                  Friday: You can arrive at the designated camping spot anytime on Friday afternoon.  There are no amenities at this location so be sure to bring everything you will need to camp.  On Friday night you will be responsible for your own food.  Saturday: We will provide coffee and breakfast burritos before we do a safety talk and go over what we are doing for the day.  Plan to bring a lunch as well as plenty of water. We will work until ~4 pm. Saturday evening:  We will have a wild game potluck, so bring your best or favorite wild game dish to share. Sunday: BHA will provide coffee but you will be on your own for breakfast.   Camping Location36.85093, -106.08096  We will be camping north of Tres Piedras in the Carson NF near San Antonio Mountain.  Forest Service road 87 off of Highway 285.Take highway 285 north from Tres Piedras for 11 miles.  Turn left (west) on Forest Service road 87.  Take this dirt road 7.3 miles, where you will see a group of pine trees on your left (south side or road).  There will be flagging for our camping spot.  I can provide OnX waypoints for anyone who would like one. What to bring for the work day: Safety glasses (sunglasses work), water, sunscreen, hats, long sleeve shirts, boots and pants that you dont mind possible getting torn.  Barbed wire has a way of doing that.  What we are providing:Leather gloves and fencing tools and breakfast on Saturday.  

Fence Removal on the Taos Plateau

Help enhance wildlife habitat on the Taos Plateau by removing old sheep fencing! August 23-25 2024

 

                                                

Join BHA Habitat Steward Coordinator Bard Edrington on the Taos Plateau for a weekend of fence modification and camping.  The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument is an important wintering area for elk and mule deer and year-round habitat for pronghorn.  The plateau is a multi-use area that has miles of fencing separating grazing allotments.  Much of this fencing is not wildlife friendly and can cause direct mortality, injury and hair loss.  Pronghorn are not capable of jumping and can become trapped behind fencing thus fragmenting their habitat and causing them stress.  Deer and elk risk becoming entangled in the fencing when jumping over.

That is where we come in. We will be removing woven wire fencing and prepping the area for future wildlife friendly fencing.  Your help will have a direct benefit to wildlife habitat and connectivity.

                                                                  

Friday: You can arrive at the designated camping spot anytime on Friday afternoon.  There are no amenities at this location so be sure to bring everything you will need to camp.  On Friday night you will be responsible for your own food.  

Saturday: We will provide coffee and breakfast burritos before we do a safety talk and go over what we are doing for the day.  Plan to bring a lunch as well as plenty of water. We will work until ~4 pm. 

Saturday evening:  We will have a wild game potluck, so bring your best or favorite wild game dish to share. 

Sunday: BHA will provide coffee but you will be on your own for breakfast.  

 

Camping Location

36.85093, -106.08096  We will be camping north of Tres Piedras in the Carson NF near San Antonio Mountain.  Forest Service road 87 off of Highway 285.

Take highway 285 north from Tres Piedras for 11 miles.  Turn left (west) on Forest Service road 87.  Take this dirt road 7.3 miles, where you will see a group of pine trees on your left (south side or road).  There will be flagging for our camping spot.  I can provide OnX waypoints for anyone who would like one. 

What to bring for the work day:

 Safety glasses (sunglasses work), water, sunscreen, hats, long sleeve shirts, boots and pants that you don't mind possible getting torn.  Barbed wire has a way of doing that. 

 

What we are providing:

Leather gloves and fencing tools and breakfast on Saturday. 

 

WHEN
August 23, 2024 at 6:00pm - August 25, 2024
WHERE
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Tres Piedras, NM
United States
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CONTACT
Bard Edrington V · · 505-231-7413
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Nick Heine

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