BLM seeks volunteers for Sept. 26 project near Eagle

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Volunteers are needed Sept. 26 to help with a project designed to improve wildlife habitat on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property near Eagle.The National Public Lands Day project will involve dismantling barbed wire fencing south of Eagle along Third Gulch. The fence is a hazard to wildlife and it concentrates livestock in a sensitive riparian area.“Old fencing like this presents a significant hazard to mule deer and other wildlife,” said Carla DeYoung, an ecologist with the BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office. “Removing the fencing eliminates the hazard and leads to greater cattle dispersal, both of which …

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