Want to make a difference for wildlife in an area hit hard by the harshness of last winter?
Join us on June 24th for a fence modification project in the Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area between Rawlins and Baggs!
Since this area is so remote, attendees are invited to arrive and camp at the Grizzly WHMA Game & Fish cabins on Friday, June 23rd before working on the fence project the entire day of Saturday, June 24th. There is an optional work morning on Sunday, June 25th before workers disband for the weekend.
“We’re excited to get more people to this incredible part of the world to help make it easier for these critters to get around,” says Sam Lockwood. He is the habitat coordinator for WWF and the person who is working with agencies and partners to execute this multi-year project.
This area is in the heart of the Baggs Mule Deer Migration Corridor and is critical for the survival of pronghorn, elk, and other species as well. The fence modifications we are doing are in the second year of a 5-year, 17-mile project that will help mule deer and pronghorn get to and from their winter ranges.
As we learned this year, it’s incredibly important for these animals to have the ability to get to their winter ranges, and this project will certainly help make it easier for these big game critters to rebound from the winter by giving them better access to habitats throughout the year.
There are no facilities at the cabins, other than an outhouse, so be prepared with your own food, water, and overnight camping gear. Water, Gatorade, and soda will be provided by WWF and Game & Fish along with lunch on Saturday. Don’t forget to come prepared with work gloves, fencing pliers, and clothing to take on the possible weather conditions of June in Wyoming.
Support for this project is provided in part by Rocky Mountain Power & The Laura Jane Musser Fund.