Habitat Restoration @ Eagle County

Remove fencing to protect wildlife in the beautiful Eagle Valley.
Type of Work:
Ecological Restoration
Dates:
September 14, 2019
Times:
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Moderate
Minimum Age:
14
Region:
Northern & Central Mountains
State:
Colorado
City:
Edwards
County:
Eagle
Camping:
No
Groups Allowed:
Yes
Payment Required:
No
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.

Description

Project photo by Trudy Burri

Where You'll Be:
Located in the heart of Eagle County, the Singletree Community sits on the northern slopes of the sunny Eagle Valley, offering magnificent views of the mountains surrounding the town of Edwards. This project is part of an ongoing effort to remove a fence that extends across large sections of the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, built when the land was a privately-owned cattle ranch.

What You'll Do:
Be part of a multi-year effort to remove old, barbed wire fencing that poses a risk to local wildlife. After coffee and a light breakfast, you'll spend the day with up to 30 volunteers cutting and bundling wire, and removing fence posts from the hilly terrain. Lunch will also be provided and by the end of the day, you'll have made a visible difference on the landscape!

Why It Matters:
Your efforts will help protect local wildlife and open up migration routes for deer, elk, and other species. Many animals, including low-flying birds and those that dive for prey, can easily become injured or entangled in the fencing, especially if they are young, pregnant, or winter-stressed animals. By helping out for just a few hours, you will make a lifetime of difference for these animals.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
  • VOC will provide all equipment including tools and work gloves.
  • Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.