West Rifle SWA Fence Pull
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Aug 2 - Aug 4
Starting at 6pm
WHERE
West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area
Rifle, CO

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event_title: West Rifle SWA Fence Pull

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: August 02, 2024 18:00

event_duration: 2760

event_end: August 04, 2024 16:00

event_address: Rifle, CO, United States

event_description: Help enhance habitat by removing old woven wire fencingCAMPING, FOOD, HABITAT IMPROVEMENT!Come join BHA and CPW to remove old fencing from the West Rifle Creek SWA in critical elk and mule deer habitat on Aug 2 - 4th in Rifle, CO. Fencing impacts wildlife movements and are a source of injury and mortality. By removing fencing in critical big game habitat we are improving the habitat permeability of an important landscape critical to big game survival. This is a great chance to meet public land owners from around the state while doing a little conservation work. Lunch and drinks will be provided.You are welcome at any portion of the weekend. Whether that is Saturday or Sunday we would be grateful for your help in removing the fence.Camping:***The exact camping location is TBD. This will be updated when lock down the camping details no later than mid July***Schedule:- Meet Friday afternoon at the campsite (exact campsite TBD) starting around 5:30pm - 8pm.- Friday evening, for those that want to camp we will have a campsite secured on the SWA near the fence pull site. The site is approximately 10 miles from Rifle on Rifle Creek Rd. Depending on the exact location there maybe be signs posted along the road to direct people to the worksite/ campsite. - Saturday 8 am: BHA will brew up coffee in the morning, but campers will be on their own for breakfast. - Saturday 8:30 am: Brief introductions, and safety talk  - 8:30-5:00 pm: Pull fencing with a break for lunch provided by BHA (sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks) - 6 pm: Potluck dinner at campsite. Bring any food you would like to share with folks (wild game dishes are especially prized).  - Sunday 8 am: BHA will brew up coffee in the morning, but campers will be on their own for breakfast. - 8:30-1pm: Pull fencing with a break for lunch provided by BHA (sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks). We will wrap up the work early p.m. around 1 or 2 pm so folks have time to travel home. What to bring for the work day:Please bring Leather gloves, safety glasses (sunglasses are fine), and fence tools (pliers, post puller, etc) if you have them but not necessary. Plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and proper clothing for working outside and removing fence (jeans, boots, long-sleeve shirt).Volunteers will need to be able to make a short hike from parking area to project location and be able to pull fence posts, handle pliers to remove and cut wire, coil wire and/or carry old fencing to designated pick up spot.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring leather work gloves, pliers, wire cutters, buckets, water bottle or anything else you feel helpful. Extra gloves, pliers, wire cutters will be available. We will break for lunch at 1:00 pm. Lunch provided by BHA!For those wanting to camp the weekend make sure you have enough food/ fuel for breakfasts, snacks, and dinner. We will be sending out further info to those that RSVP prior to the event.2024 Colorado BHA Stewardship events are supported by Jet Boil, Dometic, OnX Maps, and Mountain House.

West Rifle SWA Fence Pull

Help enhance habitat by removing old woven wire fencing

CAMPING, FOOD, HABITAT IMPROVEMENT!

Come join BHA and CPW to remove old fencing from the West Rifle Creek SWA in critical elk and mule deer habitat on Aug 2 - 4th in Rifle, CO. Fencing impacts wildlife movements and are a source of injury and mortality. By removing fencing in critical big game habitat we are improving the habitat permeability of an important landscape critical to big game survival. This is a great chance to meet public land owners from around the state while doing a little conservation work. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

You are welcome at any portion of the weekend. Whether that is Saturday or Sunday we would be grateful for your help in removing the fence.

Camping:

***The exact camping location is TBD. This will be updated when lock down the camping details no later than mid July***

Schedule:

- Meet Friday afternoon at the campsite (exact campsite TBD) starting around 5:30pm - 8pm.

- Friday evening, for those that want to camp we will have a campsite secured on the SWA near the fence pull site. The site is approximately 10 miles from Rifle on Rifle Creek Rd. Depending on the exact location there maybe be signs posted along the road to direct people to the worksite/ campsite. 

- Saturday 8 am: BHA will brew up coffee in the morning, but campers will be on their own for breakfast. 

- Saturday 8:30 am: Brief introductions, and safety talk  

- 8:30-5:00 pm: Pull fencing with a break for lunch provided by BHA (sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks) 

- 6 pm: Potluck dinner at campsite. Bring any food you would like to share with folks (wild game dishes are especially prized).  

- Sunday 8 am: BHA will brew up coffee in the morning, but campers will be on their own for breakfast. 

- 8:30-1pm: Pull fencing with a break for lunch provided by BHA (sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks). We will wrap up the work early p.m. around 1 or 2 pm so folks have time to travel home. 

What to bring for the work day:

Please bring Leather gloves, safety glasses (sunglasses are fine), and fence tools (pliers, post puller, etc) if you have them but not necessary. Plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and proper clothing for working outside and removing fence (jeans, boots, long-sleeve shirt).

Volunteers will need to be able to make a short hike from parking area to project location and be able to pull fence posts, handle pliers to remove and cut wire, coil wire and/or carry old fencing to designated pick up spot.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring leather work gloves, pliers, wire cutters, buckets, water bottle or anything else you feel helpful. Extra gloves, pliers, wire cutters will be available. We will break for lunch at 1:00 pm. Lunch provided by BHA!

For those wanting to camp the weekend make sure you have enough food/ fuel for breakfasts, snacks, and dinner. We will be sending out further info to those that RSVP prior to the event.

2024 Colorado BHA Stewardship events are supported by Jet Boil, Dometic, OnX Maps, and Mountain House.

WHEN
August 02, 2024 at 6:00pm - August 04, 2024
WHERE
West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area
Rifle, CO
United States
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CONTACT
Briant Wiles · · 970 485-3516
2 RSVPS
Philip Woodcock Helen Carlsen

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Philip Woodcock

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