Fixing Fences in Southern Utah
ORGANIZATION: The Grand Canyon Trust
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Help native species thrive.
The alpine forests of the Aquarius Plateau tower above Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park. Here, cool, winding streams provide vital habitat for native plants, cutthroat trout, and beavers. With all that water, "aquarius" is an apt name.
The lush willows and grasses growing along these alpine streams is an irresistible meal to heavy-hoofed animals. By maintaining fences around these sensitive wetlands, we allow the native plants to thrive, stabilize streambanks, and protect essential habitat for beavers, birds, fish, and wildlife.
Help repair two fences, currently full of holes and gaps, which are meant to keep out cattle. Our U.S. Forest Service partners will remove downed trees and help prepare fencing materials. Come ready to dig postholes, pound fence posts, lift logs, and mend these fences. No need to have fence repair experience. Join us to explore a unique corner of the Colorado Plateau and help protect this gorgeous place.
Join us for the Aquarius Plateau Fence Fixers trip, Aug. 26-30, 2022.Accommodations
We will base camp next to a cabin for four nights by our project site. The cabin has water, a bathroom, and limited sleeping spaces. Please plan to camp outside.
The Trust provides: All meals, snacks, field equipment, and tools.
Participants provide: Personal transportation to the site, individual camping gear, work clothes, sturdy shoes, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, rain gear, and clothes for warm days and cold nights. Please come prepared.
To sign up online, follow this link: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/fixing-fences-southern-utah
About The Grand Canyon Trust
2601 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, US
To safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.
We envision a Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau where:
- Wildness, the diversity of native plants and animals, clean air, and flowing rivers abound.
- Sovereign tribal nations thrive.
- A livable climate endures.
- People passionately work to protect the region they love for future generations.
Whether you’re an artist, academic, entrepreneur, or unemployed, we want you! The Grand Canyon Trust offers a variety of trips and volunteer opportunities to fit your lifestyle, interests, and skills. Trips usually run from April-September and are between one and five days long.
Multiple locations Escalante, UT 84726
March 30, 2022
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Science
- Outdoor Recreation
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- 5 days, camping overnight
- Participants provide: Personal transportation to the site, individual camping gear, work clothes, sturdy shoes, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, rain gear, and clothes for warm days and cold nights.