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AAF – Southeast Sonoita Plains Fence Modification
April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018Free
Arizona Antelope Foundation
Southeast Sonoita Plains Fence Modification
Camp @ Rose Tree Corrals
April 13-15, 2018
Project Location: We will be working on 4 different locations in the southeast Sonoita Plains with very short drives from our base camp at the Rose Tree Corrals.
Project Begins: Friday April 13th at 10AM (we need 15 volunteers on Friday), Saturday April 14th 7:30-5. Meet at camp for all start times. The campsite will be available on Thursday night. This is a 2-day project, but we need the most volunteers on Saturday. If you can only work one day Saturday would be the best for our work crew allocations.
Project Activity: On Friday we will be modifying and repairing a quarter mile section of fence that is an entrance into a newly identified “Fawning Pasture” as well as modifying a 500-foot section of fence on the south end of the Upper Elgin Road. On Saturday we will be modifying 2 fences both approximately .75 miles in length. On all fence locations we will be removing the 2 bottoms strands of barbed wire and replacing with a single strand of smooth wire at a height of 18 inches. Fence stays will be removed and replaced with new as needed.
Pronghorn Benefits: The good news! All 4 of these fence modifications have been caused by the increased herd in this area (now 120 animals minimum, up from 17 in 2012) utilizing and pioneering suitable habitat areas previously unoccupied by Pronghorn. This project is likely a final “Capstone” effort and will complete free pronghorn access in the southeastern portion of the Santa Cruz Plains pronghorn corridor improvement project.
NFWF Grant Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be use as in-kind match for our 6-year our Southeastern Arizona Pronghorn Enhancement project funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Arizona Game and Fish Habitat Partnership program.
What to Bring: Workgloves (The AAF will have a limited supply), snacks, water, personal gear.
Meals: Please provide your own lunches to eat in the field on the 3 work days. The AAF will be providing dinners on both Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts with coffee and juice on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Contact: Glen Dickens at (520-247-4907) for project information.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday April 9th so we can plan to have enough food and tools.
Directions to Camp:
AAF project/camp site will be about 10 miles southeast of the intersection of Highways 83/82 at Sonoita.
Travel 20 miles south of Tucson on I-10; turn south on Highway 83 and travel 25 miles to the town of Sonoita intersection.
From this point turn east on Highway 82 and travel approximately 5 miles to the Upper Elgin paved road.
Turn south again and follow AAF signs from that point. Camp will be located 4 miles south located on the east side of the roadway at the historic Rose Tree corrals and stone bunkhouse immediately adjacent to the roadway.
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