Marquez/L-Bar WMA Fence Removal Project with NMDGF & RMEF
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Jun 21 - Jun 23
Starting at 6pm
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Marquez WMA - L-Bar HQ
Grants , NM

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event_title: Marquez/L-Bar WMA Fence Removal Project with NMDGF & RMEF

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: June 21, 2024 18:00

event_duration: 2520

event_end: June 23, 2024 12:00

event_address: Grants , NM 87020, United States

event_description: Work alongside NMDGF biologists and fellow volunteers from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve habitat permeability for crucial elk calving areas and unique habitat for the Mt. Taylor herd at the new Marquez Wildlife Management Area (L-Bar property). BHA only has 10 spots available for this project! RSVP no later than Thursday, June 20 at 5pm.  RMEF will be providing the other 10 volunteers. Volunteers with go afield with NMGFD crew leads to pull fencing from posts to later be gathered and removed by the ranch manager. Work will require moderate hiking on top of the mesa with a full work day on Saturday and a possible half day on Sunday. Camping: Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to camp out at the L-Bar HQ on both Friday and Saturday night. This is a primitive site thats suitable for tents and small trailers. Typically, camping on the WMA is not permitted.  Schedule Friday, June 216 pm Optional camping at L-Bar HQ Saturday, June 228:45 am Breakfast and safety/project briefingSplit into NMDGF led work crews and travel to worksiteLunch in the field7 pm Wild Game PotluckSunday, June 23Optional half work day Break camp and travel home Gear to Bring: Volunteers should be prepared for a warm day and potential rain showers. Wear work clothes including boots, gloves and eye protection. Youll need to bring lunch, water and snacks for the weekend and take your Saturday meal with you to eat lunch at the worksite. Directions to L-Bar Headquarters (Basecamp): Directions: Take I-40 exit 114 at Laguna onto Route 66. Travel 1.4 miles on Route 66 and turn right on NM-279/334. Travel 13.5 miles north on NM-279/334 and turn right onto CR-1 in the village of Seboyeta. Travel 14.3miles east on CR-1 and turn right onto easement access roadat the stone L-Bar sign. Follow this road past the WMA gate (will be open), past the ranch house on the left, and proceed to the workshop on the right (4.4 miles)(see map). (see map) Shop coordinates: Lat/Long  35°1919.0"N 107°1422.5"W, Decimal Degrees   35.3219 N / -107.23958 W, UTM  296421 Easting / 3911048 Northing. For those with onX Hunt, click here https://webmap.onxmaps.com/hunt/share/content?share_id=01HYBJ94AAM6NCX3CZS4PG2HA3 for directions from Laguna to the ranch shop. About the L-BarOn the rugged flank of Mount Taylor in New Mexico, herds of elk migrate through stands of ponderosa pine. Black bears and mountain lions roam across grasslands into valleys of dense pinyon and juniper. Fractured rock ledges, cliffs of rose and mauve, and towering mesas add to the wild landscape.More than 54,000 acres of this vast terrain are culturally significant to as many as 30 Native American tribes, but the land had become privately owned, leading to an unpredictable future. In 2022, Trust for Public Land secured the L Bar property with help from multiple partners. The property was added to the Marquez Wildlife Area, more than quadrupling its size and making it the largest wildlife area in the state. Read More Here. 

Marquez/L-Bar WMA Fence Removal Project with NMDGF & RMEF

Work alongside NMDGF biologists and fellow volunteers from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve habitat permeability for crucial elk calving areas and unique habitat for the Mt. Taylor herd at the new Marquez Wildlife Management Area (L-Bar property).

BHA only has 10 spots available for this project! RSVP no later than Thursday, June 20 at 5pm.  

RMEF will be providing the other 10 volunteers. Volunteers with go afield with NMGFD crew leads to pull fencing from posts to later be gathered and removed by the ranch manager. Work will require moderate hiking on top of the mesa with a full work day on Saturday and a possible half day on Sunday. 

Camping: Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to camp out at the L-Bar HQ on both Friday and Saturday night. This is a primitive site that's suitable for tents and small trailers. Typically, camping on the WMA is not permitted.  

Schedule 

Friday, June 21

  • 6 pm Optional camping at L-Bar HQ 

Saturday, June 22

  • 8:45 am Breakfast and safety/project briefing
  • Split into NMDGF led work crews and travel to worksite
  • Lunch in the field
  • 7 pm Wild Game Potluck

Sunday, June 23

  • Optional half work day 
  • Break camp and travel home 

Gear to Bring: Volunteers should be prepared for a warm day and potential rain showers. Wear work clothes including boots, gloves and eye protection. You'll need to bring lunch, water and snacks for the weekend and take your Saturday meal with you to eat lunch at the worksite.

Directions to L-Bar Headquarters (Basecamp): Directions: Take I-40 exit 114 at Laguna onto Route 66. Travel 1.4 miles on Route 66 and turn right on NM-279/334. Travel 13.5 miles north on NM-279/334 and turn right onto CR-1 in the village of Seboyeta. Travel 14.3miles east on CR-1 and turn right onto easement access roadat the stone L-Bar sign. Follow this road past the WMA gate (will be open), past the ranch house on the left, and proceed to the workshop on the right (4.4 miles)(see map). (see map) Shop coordinates: Lat/Long  35°19'19.0"N 107°14'22.5"W, Decimal Degrees   35.3219 N / -107.23958 W, UTM  296421 Easting / 3911048 Northing. For those with onX Hunt, click here https://webmap.onxmaps.com/hunt/share/content?share_id=01HYBJ94AAM6NCX3CZS4PG2HA3 for directions from Laguna to the ranch shop. 

About the L-Bar

On the rugged flank of Mount Taylor in New Mexico, herds of elk migrate through stands of ponderosa pine. Black bears and mountain lions roam across grasslands into valleys of dense pinyon and juniper. Fractured rock ledges, cliffs of rose and mauve, and towering mesas add to the wild landscape.

More than 54,000 acres of this vast terrain are culturally significant to as many as 30 Native American tribes, but the land had become privately owned, leading to an unpredictable future. In 2022, Trust for Public Land secured the L Bar property with help from multiple partners. The property was added to the Marquez Wildlife Area, more than quadrupling its size and making it the largest wildlife area in the state. Read More Here.

 

WHEN
June 21, 2024 at 6:00pm - June 23, 2024
WHERE
Marquez WMA - L-Bar HQ
Grants , NM 87020
United States
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CONTACT
Katie DeLorenzo ·
10 RSVPS
Brad Jones Robert Palmer Bard Edrington Leroy Romero Laura Naranjo

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Brad Jones
Laura Naranjo

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