#Activate10: Volunteers sought for annual fence pull near Dubois Saturday

“Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.”

(Dubois, WY) – The Lander nonprofit Wyoming Wildlife Federation annually partners with the Red Canyon Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bowhunters of Wyoming, and the Shoshone National Forest on a habitat improvement project.

This year, they are rallying volunteers to help remove old unneeded and neglected barbed wire fencing from the National Forest near Dubois on Saturday, July 24th, at 9 am.

“Removing the wire helps wildlife move through the area, whether it’s a bugling bull chasing cows in September, mule deer migrating up the mountain from their winter range in May,” said the WWF.

h/t WWF

All volunteers will rendezvous at the base of Union Pass Road, 7.5 miles west of Dubois where a debrief of the day’s plan will happen. Volunteers will then consolidate into high-clearance 4WD vehicles/UTVs and travel to the project site to rip out unneeded fences in the forest.

Please note: the project site is NOT accessible to passenger vehicles.

Please bring fencing pliers, water, work gloves, sturdy boots and sun protection. The project also occurs in grizzly bear country, so though we will be in large groups and practicing bear awareness, bear spray is advised.

Lunch is provided to all participants on Saturday. The project will conclude in the early afternoon (around 2:00 pm).

Please email field coordinator Auna Kaufmann for more information atakaufmann@wyomingwildlife.org.

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