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2012 Burro Creek

Work Project

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by Steve Clark

With 90 volunteers and many miles of fence to tear down and repair, the crews went to work on Saturday morning. This year’s project saw 30 volunteers working in some rough terrain removing a 3.5 mile stretch of fencing that was damaged in the Wallow Fire. It seems that every year there is a section of fence that is down in a steep canyon that needs the A-Team to get at. This year was no exception. The A-Team got the work done. The rest of the volunteers were spread throughout the forest to repair fences around the riparian basins. These fences keep the cattle out of the wetland areas. The Wallow Fire and deep snows push the fences over and break the barbed wire in places. The AES fixes and strengthens the fences. We fixed about 10 miles of fences during the weekend. Part of this project is our Adopt-a-Ranch Project with the 26 Bar Ranch out of Eagar. This year we rebuilt some fencing around some springs that were down and damaged. Again this is to keep the cattle out of the spring but let wildlife have access.

22 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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