Malheur Refuge Fence Mapping
August 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 29 @ 10:00 am
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge provides thousands of acres of critical habitat for avian species. On this trip, we’ll stay near the historic P Ranch and work nearby to map out fence lines for future removal or retrofit. Volunteers will camp, hike, survey and explore this incredible area.
Obsolete barbed wire fences present barriers to wildlife movement and fragment landscapes. On this stewardship trip, volunteers will help to locate and map fence within the refuge for future removal or retrofit projects.
You will use handheld tablets with mapping software to catalog fence lines on the landscape. No previous experience is required. ONDA will provide all necessary training in order to map the fence lines.
Trip highlights include incredible wildlife viewing, opportunity to explore a region rich in human history, and completing important work that will benefit wildlife for decades to come.
Challenges include long off-trail hiking and working in weather that could range from shade-less heat to windy, rainy and cold.