EVENT RECAP: ND BHA Supports U.S. Forest Service Sheyenne National Grasslands Stewardship Project

On April 14th, six BHA members (plus three kids!) helped clean up Hankinson Hills, a U.S. Forest Service property about an hour southwest of Fargo. The 2800-acre property is a beautiful rolling oak savannah with abundant opportunities for turkey and deer hunting, camping, and hiking.


The campground in particular gets heavy use during the summer months. Over a three hour period, we accomplished quite a lot, including:

  • Replaced 50 horizontal fence posts for the fence that surrounds the campground to keep out cattle as part of a grazing lease
  • Replaced 10 signs damaged from the sun and/or shotgun pellets
  • Picked up a couple bags of trash - mostly broken glass and beer cans
  • Surveyed about a mile of a popular hiking trail to check for downed limbs from ice storms. The kids (ages 4 - 6) led the charge for the trail clean up and they did a better job than any adult could!

This project is a continuation of a longstanding collaboration between the ND chapter and the US Forest Service. We generally have a project in Hankinson Hills or the Sheyenne Grasslands every year. If you're interested in helping out with the next project, reach out to ND BHA Board Member, Mike Bush!

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