Thanks to Our Members For Giving Back to Our Public Lands

On Friday July 8th and Saturday July 9th, a group of volunteers from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) and the US Forest Service (USFS) Norwood Ranger District came together to help Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) remove old fencing at the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area near Norwood. On the first day eight people worked to remove a ¾ mile section of old sheep fencing that had been replaced with new fencing that is designed to control livestock while allowing for wildlife passage. At the end of the day, BHA hosted a barbecue at the Miramonte campground, and a few of us stayed and camped there for the night. The next day another six people helped remove an additional ½ mile of an old interior boundary fence that was no longer needed.

Sportsman’s dollars have provided the funding necessary to establish and maintain fish and wildlife habitats on our State Wildlife Areas. Here locally, we are also fortunate to be able to enjoy a variety of recreation opportunities at the Miramonte reservoir. I want to thank all of the volunteers for your time and labor. I appreciate your willingness to give back whatever you can to help support this amazing resource we have close to our home. During those two days we were able to meet the project goals and make the area a little better for the elk, deer, and sage grouse that depend on this area.

Craig Grother

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

About Craig Grother

Retired USFS Wildlife Biologist. Member of BHA since 2007, Habitat Watchman for the Uncompahgre since 2009. Also currently serving Colorado Chapter as the Regional Director of Central West Slope and member of the Executive Leadership Team.

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