Group plans day of fence modifications Aug. 13 near Flagstaff
Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arizona Antelope Foundation is seeking volunteers Aug. 13 for a fence modification project north of Kendrick Park, on the Coconino National Forest northwest of Flagstaff.
The project, which begins at 8 a.m., includes modifying about 3 miles of pasture fence by raising the bottom smooth wire to 18 inches above the ground. This will improve existing pronghorn movement corridors by providing ease of access under pasture fences. Research has shown this effort will increase pronghorn movements across their range and improve opportunities for local pronghorn to locate water, forage and improve genetic diversity.
The organization will provide dinners Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 12-13), as well as continental breakfasts with coffee and juice Saturday and Sunday mornings (Aug. 13-14). Volunteers are asked to provide their own lunches to eat in the field. Volunteers also should bring work gloves, snacks, water and personal gear.
Sign up by Aug. 8 by e-mailing [email protected] For more information, contact Glen Dickens at (520) 247-4907.
For a printer-friendly map to the campsite, visit www.azantelope.org (click on “Events Calendar”).
About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.
For more information, visit: www.azgfdportal.az.gov.