Taos Plateau Fence Removal and Fly Fishing Clinic
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Jul 19 - Jul 21
Starting at 6pm
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Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Tres Piedras, NM

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event_title: Taos Plateau Fence Removal and Fly Fishing Clinic

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: July 19, 2024 18:00

event_duration: 2880

event_end: July 21, 2024 18:00

event_address: Tres Piedras, NM, United States

event_description: Help improve habitat permeability and connectivity on the Taos Plateau! July 19-21 2024                       Join Habitat Steward Coordinator Bard Edrington V for a fence removal workday on the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.  This project is a partnership with BLM, Pheasants Forever, State Land Trust and two private landowners.  The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument is an important wintering area for elk and mule deer and year-round habitat for pronghorn.  The plateau is a multi-use area that has miles of fencing separating grazing allotments.  Much of this fencing is not wildlife friendly and can cause direct mortality, injury and hair loss.  Pronghorn are not capable of jumping and can become trapped behind fencing thus fragmenting their habitat and causing them stress.  Deer and elk risk becoming entangled in the fencing when jumping over.That is where we come in. We will be removing woven wire fencing and prepping the area for future wildlife friendly fencing.  Your help will have a direct benefit to wildlife habitat and connectivity. Free fly fishing clinic and fishing trip into the Cruces Basin Wilderness with Nick Streit of Taos Fly Shop.                                       We are pleased to have Nick Streit from the Taos Fly Shop and The Reel Life in Santa Fe, join us for the weekend.  A member of the 1998 Junior Fly Fishing Team USA, Nick has been guiding for over 20 years.  He has fished and guided from Alaska to Argentina, and is known for his passion to teach anglers of all skill levels through classes and guiding.  Nick will give a free fly fishing clinic on Saturday evening followed by a Sunday trip of fly fishing into the Cruces Basin Wilderness.  This is an amazing opportunity to go into one of our most treasured wilderness areas in New Mexico.  Nick is also the founder of Friends of the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.  https://www.riograndefriends.org/Friends Of RGDN believes that land protection can’t be fully realized without careful and meaningful land stewardship. We strive to facilitate a connection between the local community and the managing and governing agencies of our beloved National Monument.  Through outreach, conservation, and access projects, we work to enhance the National Monument and the lives of the people who live, work and play in the Rio Grande del Norte.AgendaFriday July 19: You can arrive at the designated camping spot anytime on Friday afternoon.  There are no amenities at this location so be sure to bring everything you will need to camp.  On Friday night you will be responsible for your own food.  Saturday July 20: We will provide coffee and breakfast burritos before we do a safety talk and go over what we are doing for the day.  Plan to bring a lunch as well as plenty of water. We will work until ~4 pm. Saturday evening:  We will have a wild game potluck, so bring your best or favorite wild game dish to share. Nick will give a free fly fishing clinic and talk about our trip into the Cruces Basin. Sunday July 21: BHA will provide coffee but you will be on your own for breakfast. We will hike into the Cruces Basin Wilderness for a day of fly fishing with Nick Streit.  Camping Location36.85093, -106.08096  We will be camping north of Tres Piedras in the Carson NF near San Antonio Mountain.  Forest Service road 87 off of Highway 285.Take highway 285 north from Tres Piedras for 11 miles.  Turn left (west) on Forest Service road 87.  Take this dirt road 7.3 miles, where you will see a group of pine trees on your left (south side or road).  There will be flagging for our camping spot.  I can provide OnX waypoints for anyone who would like one. What to bring for the work day: Safety glasses (sunglasses work), water, sunscreen, hats, long sleeve shirts, boots and pants that you dont mind possible getting torn.  Barbed wire has a way of doing that. Fly Fishing TripBring your own fishing gear, lunch,, water and hiking gear.   What we are providing:Leather gloves and fencing tools and breakfast on Saturday.  

Taos Plateau Fence Removal and Fly Fishing Clinic

Help improve habitat permeability and connectivity on the Taos Plateau! July 19-21 2024

                      

 

Join Habitat Steward Coordinator Bard Edrington V for a fence removal workday on the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.  This project is a partnership with BLM, Pheasants Forever, State Land Trust and two private landowners.  

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument is an important wintering area for elk and mule deer and year-round habitat for pronghorn.  The plateau is a multi-use area that has miles of fencing separating grazing allotments.  Much of this fencing is not wildlife friendly and can cause direct mortality, injury and hair loss.  Pronghorn are not capable of jumping and can become trapped behind fencing thus fragmenting their habitat and causing them stress.  Deer and elk risk becoming entangled in the fencing when jumping over.

That is where we come in. We will be removing woven wire fencing and prepping the area for future wildlife friendly fencing.  Your help will have a direct benefit to wildlife habitat and connectivity.

 

Free fly fishing clinic and fishing trip into the Cruces Basin Wilderness with Nick Streit of Taos Fly Shop.

                                      

We are pleased to have Nick Streit from the Taos Fly Shop and The Reel Life in Santa Fe, join us for the weekend.  A member of the 1998 Junior Fly Fishing Team USA, Nick has been guiding for over 20 years.  He has fished and guided from Alaska to Argentina, and is known for his passion to teach anglers of all skill levels through classes and guiding.  

Nick will give a free fly fishing clinic on Saturday evening followed by a Sunday trip of fly fishing into the Cruces Basin Wilderness.  This is an amazing opportunity to go into one of our most treasured wilderness areas in New Mexico.  

Nick is also the founder of Friends of the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.  https://www.riograndefriends.org/

Friends Of RGDN believes that land protection can’t be fully realized without careful and meaningful land stewardship. We strive to facilitate a connection between the local community and the managing and governing agencies of our beloved National Monument.  Through outreach, conservation, and access projects, we work to enhance the National Monument and the lives of the people who live, work and play in the Rio Grande del Norte.

Agenda

Friday July 19: You can arrive at the designated camping spot anytime on Friday afternoon.  There are no amenities at this location so be sure to bring everything you will need to camp.  On Friday night you will be responsible for your own food.  

Saturday July 20: We will provide coffee and breakfast burritos before we do a safety talk and go over what we are doing for the day.  Plan to bring a lunch as well as plenty of water. We will work until ~4 pm. 

Saturday evening:  We will have a wild game potluck, so bring your best or favorite wild game dish to share. Nick will give a free fly fishing clinic and talk about our trip into the Cruces Basin. 

Sunday July 21: BHA will provide coffee but you will be on your own for breakfast. We will hike into the Cruces Basin Wilderness for a day of fly fishing with Nick Streit. 

 

Camping Location

36.85093, -106.08096  We will be camping north of Tres Piedras in the Carson NF near San Antonio Mountain.  Forest Service road 87 off of Highway 285.

Take highway 285 north from Tres Piedras for 11 miles.  Turn left (west) on Forest Service road 87.  Take this dirt road 7.3 miles, where you will see a group of pine trees on your left (south side or road).  There will be flagging for our camping spot.  I can provide OnX waypoints for anyone who would like one. 

What to bring for the work day:

 Safety glasses (sunglasses work), water, sunscreen, hats, long sleeve shirts, boots and pants that you don't mind possible getting torn.  Barbed wire has a way of doing that. 

Fly Fishing Trip

Bring your own fishing gear, lunch,, water and hiking gear.  

 

What we are providing:

Leather gloves and fencing tools and breakfast on Saturday. 

 

WHEN
July 19, 2024 at 6:00pm - July 21, 2024
WHERE
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Tres Piedras, NM
United States
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