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Fixing Fences in Southern Utah

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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

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About The Grand Canyon Trust

Location:

2601 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, US

Mission Statement

To safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.

Description

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.
Volunteers are at the heart of what we aim to do - protect and restore the Colorado Plateau. Each year, hundreds of volunteers help us survey springs, plant native grasses, and document grazing impacts. Sometimes we pull weeds, other times we collect data, but thanks to our volunteers, we always bring passion and laughter to the task at hand.

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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WHEN

Fri Aug 26, 2022 - Tue Aug 30, 2022
02:00 PM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Multiple locations Escalante, UT 84726

(37.77027,-111.60212)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Construction
  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5 days, camping overnight
  • Participants provide:┬áPersonal 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.

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