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2012 BUCK SPRINGS WORK PROJECT by Steve Clark

Stacking and piling trees that had been cut by the Forest Service in the Buck Springs riparian area.

Buck Springs allotment in Unit 5A was the focus of over 100 volunteers from the Arizona Elk Society this past July. Included in those volunteers, were two Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout Projects. The volunteers were divided into teams each tasked with a different project. One group went to the Buck Springs riparian area where some of the group stacked and piled trees that had been cut by the Forest Service. Others in the group cut small-diameter trees that had encroached on the riparian bottoms and were stealing water from the sponge meadow. Members of this team also fixed an enclosure fence around an aspen grove. Another team assisted the Boy Scouts and their team in cutting and lopping small-diameter trees in another riparian area, Merritt Draw, and connected drainages. This group also removed one mile of uneeded fence and installed an enclosure fence around one of the only Bebb Willow left in the area. Tom Runyan and Brian Dykstra from the Forest Service were on hand to see the AES in action and both were pleasantly surprised at the amount and scope of work performed by the volunteers. Tom has some great plans for next year and we think the volunteers will love the projects they have in mind for us. The AES is always amazed at how dedicated and hard working our volunteers are. This was demonstrated on Saturday 20 The Tracker - 3rd Quarter 2012

Tracker Third Quarter 2012  

The quarterly magazine of the Arizona Elk Society (AES) with articles involving Arizona Elk and the AES's efforts at conservation of the hun...

Tracker Third Quarter 2012  

The quarterly magazine of the Arizona Elk Society (AES) with articles involving Arizona Elk and the AES's efforts at conservation of the hun...

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