Whiskey Dick Fence Pull
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July 1
Starting at 8am
WHERE
Wild Horse Wind Farm
Ellensburg, WA

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event_title: Whiskey Dick Fence Pull

event_time_zone: America/Los_Angeles

event_start: July 01, 2023 08:00

event_duration: 240

event_end: July 01, 2023 12:00

event_address: Ellensburg, WA, United States

event_description: Do you love wild open spaces? Majestic hills carved by floods, winds, and fire? Do you want to go see a place in which deer, bighorn sheep, and elk still roam? Do you want to experience some of the largest and healthiest tracts of sagebrush steppe habitat in Washington? Do you want to help improve critical winter range for elk? Then you better come join WA BHA and WDFW for some boots on the ground conservation work on the Whiskey Dick Wildlife Unit!The greater LT Murray Wildlife Area complex in beautiful Central Washington provides 118,300 acres of wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunity. The Whiskey Dick Unit, a unit within the LT Murray, is a rugged and primordial landscape that offers critical wintering grounds for the Colockum elk herd. We intend to help our friends and land managers at WDFW remove legacy barbed wire fencing, which currently is reducing the permeability of this otherwise healthy habitat for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Good habitat is only good if wildlife can get around. So let’s get out there and leave it better than we found it!Come prepared to have fun and get some work done with your fellow BHA family. Come work alongside your public land and wildlife managers. And plan to stick around afterwards for a campout! The following day, we’ll have an infomal skills share focused on wilderness first aid, which will help get you more prepared and confidet for whatever adventures away from the pavement you have planned.DIRECTIONS:From Ellensburg, take the Vantage Hwy east for 15 miles and just as you crest the hill, turn left onto the Wind Farm. The parking lot will be on your left in .2 miles.  We’ll be driving down some green dot roads, which are not paved. If you have a 4WD or higher clearance vehicle, please bring it. If you have a side by side, that would be welcome too. There’s plenty of space to unload a side by side from a trailer at the wind farm visitor’s center. We can also leave vehicles there and carpool if there are folks who want to participate but don’t feel great about bringing their vehicle to the work site. We’ll caravan through the wind farm, where we will cross onto the Wildlife Area at the Hartman Creek green dot road. We’ll pull fence at Skookumchuck Crossover Rd.WDFW will bring a couple pair of fencing pliers, tools for removing nails, as well as several jugs of water. Remember, rattlesnakes are common in this area so wear appropriate footwear and watch where you place your hands when working with wire. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Bring leather work gloves, working shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Fence pliers or wire cutters will be very useful if you have them.

Whiskey Dick Fence Pull

Do you love wild open spaces? Majestic hills carved by floods, winds, and fire? Do you want to go see a place in which deer, bighorn sheep, and elk still roam? Do you want to experience some of the largest and healthiest tracts of sagebrush steppe habitat in Washington? Do you want to help improve critical winter range for elk? Then you better come join WA BHA and WDFW for some boots on the ground conservation work on the Whiskey Dick Wildlife Unit!

The greater LT Murray Wildlife Area complex in beautiful Central Washington provides 118,300 acres of wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunity. The Whiskey Dick Unit, a unit within the LT Murray, is a rugged and primordial landscape that offers critical wintering grounds for the Colockum elk herd. We intend to help our friends and land managers at WDFW remove legacy barbed wire fencing, which currently is reducing the permeability of this otherwise healthy habitat for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Good habitat is only good if wildlife can get around. So let’s get out there and leave it better than we found it!

Come prepared to have fun and get some work done with your fellow BHA family. Come work alongside your public land and wildlife managers. And plan to stick around afterwards for a campout! The following day, we’ll have an infomal skills share focused on wilderness first aid, which will help get you more prepared and confidet for whatever adventures away from the pavement you have planned.

DIRECTIONS:

From Ellensburg, take the Vantage Hwy east for 15 miles and just as you crest the hill, turn left onto the Wind Farm. The parking lot will be on your left in .2 miles.  We’ll be driving down some green dot roads, which are not paved. If you have a 4WD or higher clearance vehicle, please bring it. If you have a side by side, that would be welcome too. There’s plenty of space to unload a side by side from a trailer at the wind farm visitor’s center. We can also leave vehicles there and carpool if there are folks who want to participate but don’t feel great about bringing their vehicle to the work site. We’ll caravan through the wind farm, where we will cross onto the Wildlife Area at the Hartman Creek green dot road. We’ll pull fence at Skookumchuck Crossover Rd.

WDFW will bring a couple pair of fencing pliers, tools for removing nails, as well as several jugs of water. Remember, rattlesnakes are common in this area so wear appropriate footwear and watch where you place your hands when working with wire. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Bring leather work gloves, working shoes or boots, and sunscreen. Fence pliers or wire cutters will be very useful if you have them.

WHEN
July 01, 2023 at 8:00am - 12pm
WHERE
Wild Horse Wind Farm
Ellensburg, WA
United States
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CONTACT
Justin Averre ·
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