ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION

Work Project
Ajo-BLM Water Tank Fence Construction
January 27, 2018

Project Location:  We will be working on BLM lands approximately 18 miles northeast of Ajo, AZ.

Project Begins: Saturday, January 27th.  Please meet at camp at 8:00AM.  This is a one-day project.  If you arrive after 8:00 AM someone in camp will direct, you to the project worksite.

Project Activity: We will be building a new fence around a seasonally filled earthen livestock water tank.  Presently when full it attracts feral cattle and horses from nearby reservation lands onto the western edge of the Sonoran Pronghorn habitat. This fence project will permit access to the water by all wildlife but prevent access by trespass feral livestock.  

Pronghorn Benefits: This effort is located on the eastern boundary of historic endangered Sonoran Pronghorn habitat. The BLM has a long-term plan of removing up to 54 miles of un-needed livestock fence in this zone as to make it more attractive to Sonoran Pronghorn. This is the first of at least two projects in this zone. Next January we will begin removing fence. Presently the Mule Deer Foundation has made a commitment to remove fences as well.


Meals: Please provide your own lunch to eat in the field on Saturday.  AAF will provide dinner for all volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

What to Bring: Work gloves (The AAF will have a limited supply), snacks, water, personal gear.

Directions to Camp:  
AAF project/camp site will be on BLM lands, approximately 9 miles east of the Pipeline Road and SR85 intersection.  Access to the site is along a maintained travel corridor route, there are some wash crossings, but the road should be trailer friendly

From Gila Bend:  Drive 43 miles south on SR85 to Ajo, AZ. Once you reach the Plaza in the middle of Ajo, continue SR85 for 1.85 miles to Pipeline Road.  Turn left on to Pipeline Road and travel approximately 9 miles east to the camp site.  The project site is approximately another 9 miles northeast on the Pipeline Road.

Camp GPS coordinates:  Datum NAD83   341127.79 m E/ 3586563.32 m N OR Lat: 32.404816 Lon: -112.689342

Contact: Glen Dickens at (520-247-4907) for project information. 
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to info@azantelope.org by January 22 so we can plan to have enough food and tools.

 

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