top of page
Fence Modification | Golden Triangle
Fence Modification | Golden Triangle

Sat, Aug 05

|

Farson

Fence Modification | Golden Triangle

Join WWA along with the Rock Springs Office of the BLM & Wyoming Outdoor Council in modifying Golden Triangle area fence-lines to help keep sage-grouse populations thriving.

Registration is closed
See other events

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Farson

About the event

The area known locally as the Big Sandy Foothills just north of Farson, Wyoming is recognized for its unparalleled biodiversity richness and important wildlife habitat. This area supports the healthiest remaining greater sage-grouse populations in the world, with 800 male sage-grouse documented across several ‘super’ leks in the breeding season. It also encompasses a portion of the Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer migration corridor and provides crucial winter range for elk and pronghorn. Unfortunately, both ungulates and sage-grouse often become entangled in the top wire of barbed wire fences. Within the Big Sandy Foothills there is one fenceline in particular that causes high numbers of sage-grouse mortality every year. We will be working with the High Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management, including both Rock Springs and Pinedale Field Offices, to modify this fenceline to wildlife friendly heights as well as so that it can be lowered seasonally to prevent further sage-grouse mortalities. Modification will include installing clips to make the wire adjustable and then lowering the top wire. Join us for a fun and productive day out in the sage-brush steppe!

Please RSVP by July 22nd by confirming your information below and hitting the "RSVP" button, or contact Lauren@wildwyo.org with questions.

Share this event

bottom of page