CLC Restoration Series: Brush Creek Valley Ranch Volunteer Project (July 22nd)
Brush Creek Valley Ranch is a beautiful and easily accessible open space. The ranch still has many miles of barbed wire fencing however, which can be harmful to local wildlife populations, including elk and deer. Barbed wire is particularly prevalent in the Salt Creek area of the property.
Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle County Open Space, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are working together on this project to help solve these issues. Volunteers will assist in removing barbed wire fencing, then coiling to be disposed. This is not easy work but it is necessary! See details and how to sign up below.
When: Friday, July 22, 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Bring: We will be encountering unpredictable weather and conditions in the field. Those interested should come prepared to spend 3-4 hours outside with sun protection, water, proper layers for Colorado weather, and sturdy hiking/working boots. Although we love dogs, they can have an impact, especially for wildlife. Please leave your furry friends at home. Since we will be dealing with barbed wire, we advise that you wear long sleeves and bring work gloves.
Weather: This project is weather-dependent, please check EVLT’s Facebook page on the day of the hike for information if there is inclement weather.
Upon conclusion of the program, refreshments and snacks will be provided to participants courtesy of The Nature Conservancy!