Fencing is a major hazard for wildlife. Recent studies show an annual mortality rate of 1 big game animal death per 2.5 miles of fencing with juvenile mortality being eight times more likely than adults. Want to help us get rid of it?
Join us and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a day of pulling fence on public land in identified elk winter concentration and production habitat on August 19th just north of Silverthorne. This is a great chance to meet fellow public land owners from around the state while doing important conservation work. Lunch, drinks, and equipment will be provided.
Afterwards, we hope you will join us at the local brewery for a little post fence pull happy hour to celebrate a hard days work!
**Please note, the fence pull site is a one mile hike from the trailhead, a good way to get ready for hunting season!**
What to bring: Leather gloves (if you have them) and safety glasses are required (sunglasses are fine). We will have tools (but feel free to bring your own such as fence pliers, bolt cutters, or post pullers) and spare gloves for those who need them. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a backpack, and proper durable clothing you're not worried about tearing (jeans/carhartts, boots, long-sleeve durable shirt).
Thank you to our stewardship project sponsors: