Join Montana BHA members for a boots-on-the-ground stewardship project to help improve pronghorn migration corridors and sage-grouse habitat in southwest Montana.
We'll be removing a portion of a 3-mile stretch of woven fence along a BLM/private land boundary to allow for the construction of an entirely new, wildlife-friendly fence. This area is critical sage-grouse habitat and an important pronghorn migration corridor, meaning we'll be improving two huntable critters' habitat with these efforts. The project is a collaboration with private landowners, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Wildlife Federation and the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Since BHA members are no strangers to getting away from roads, our task will be to focus on the more remote and difficult-to-access sections of the fence ranging from one to two miles from motorized routes.
The West Cameahwait Group Use Area at Clark Canyon Reservoir (the meeting place) has been reserved for BHA volunteers to camp the nights of July 16th and 17th. Montana BHA will be providing dinner for folks Saturday night. Volunteers are welcome to arrive the morning of and not camp as well but need to be ready to go bright and early. All volunteers will meet at this campsite at 7:30am on the 17th.
No running water is available. Volunteers will need to come prepared with at least 2 liters of drinking water for the workday, their own meals (besides dinner Saturday night), work gloves, sunglasses or safety glasses, and proper hiking boots.
This is difficult work and mid July is likely to be hot and sunny out, so volunteers must be prepared.
We'll be meeting at 7:30am to get an early start on the project with hopes of wrapping up in the early afternoon before the hottest part of the day.
Due to the nature of the work, children and dogs are not allowed.
Please RSVP or reach out to us with any questions.