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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Fence Retrofit – 2

October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am

The second trip out to the Clarno unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument to retrofit fences along the boundary of the monument for the benefit of wildlife.

Barbed wire fences present barriers to wildlife movement and fragment landscapes but are sometimes necessary to manage livestock grazing. On this stewardship trip, volunteers will remove the top and bottom strands of barbed wire and replace them with smooth wire. This makes it much easier and safer for wildlife to both jump over the fence and crawl underneath of it.

Volunteers will use hand tools to remove the barbed wire and work together to string out and stretch the new smooth wire. The group will be car camping nearby in a beautiful grove of poplar trees on the nearby Pine Creek Conservation Area.  No previous experience is required. ONDA will provide all necessary training in order to conduct the fence work.

Trip highlights include a behind the scenes tour of the Clarno Unit with the staff paleontologist and improving wildlife habitat near the beautiful John Day River.

Challenges include varying tasks associated with fence work, and the potential cold of early spring trips.

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October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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Lisa Foster


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Fence removal/retrofit


Pine Creek Conservation Area
39067 OR-218
Fossil, OR 97830 United States