The La Valle Creek drainage comes out of the Rattlesnake Mountains just north of Missoula, and offers valuable wintering and calving grounds for elk, as well as mule deer and whitetails. Following up on a new, wildlife-friendly fencing project from 2019, some boots-on-the-ground volunteers are now needed to roll up our sleeves and remove the old, unnecessary fences on the Lolo National Forest. We'll be dismantling and coiling barbed wire, and pulling metal and wood fence posts.
La Valle Creek Fence Pull
When: Saturday, June 12th, 7:30am-4pm
Where: Lolo National Forest near Missoula - Meeting at MT Animal Control Office, 6700 Butler Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808
Why: A newly installed wildlife friendly fence means the old fence is obsolete; so, time to remove it!
Who: A dozen or so public land owners, adults only, no pets
What to Bring: Work gloves, eyewear (required), snacks and water
BHA will be providing lunch and the necessary tools for the project.
We will meet at the Animal Control Office at Butler Creek at 7:30am and caravan through private land to the fence location on Lolo National Forest. Outside of an emergency, all attendees should expect to participate the entire day. In other words, no exceptions can be made for anyone wanting to arrive late or leave early because of the private land crossing required to get to the work area. Eyewear is required (sunglasses are fine).
Please RSVP if you can make it!