BLM seeks volunteers for Sept. 26 project near Eagle |

BLM seeks volunteers for Sept. 26 project near Eagle

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EAGLE — Volunteers are needed Sept. 26 to help with a project designed to improve wildlife habitat on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property near Eagle.

The National Public Lands Day project will involve dismantling barbed wire fencing south of Eagle along Third Gulch. The fence is a hazard to wildlife and it concentrates livestock in a sensitive riparian area.

“Old fencing like this presents a significant hazard to mule deer and other wildlife,” said Carla DeYoung, an ecologist with the BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office. “Removing the fencing eliminates the hazard and leads to greater cattle dispersal, both of which will improve wildlife habitat in this area.”

Volunteers will meet at the Third Gulch Trailhead at 9 a.m. and can expect to work through 1 p.m. Volunteers should bring work gloves if they have them, and wear long pants, long sleeves, work shoes, and sunglasses or safety glasses.

Lunch, water, soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

For directions and to register for this event, contact Carla DeYoung at 970-876-9076 or


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