ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION

Arizona Antelope Foundation
Highway 83/Babocomari Ranch
Fence Modification
April 14-16, 2017

Project Location:  We will be working on ADOT Right-of-Way (ROW) fences on Highway 83 from Elgin School south.


Project Begins: Friday April 14th at 10AM, Saturday April 15th 8-5 and Sunday 8-12. Meet at camp for all start times. The campsite will be available on Thursday night. This is a 3-day project, but we need the most volunteers on Saturday. If you can only work one day Saturday would be the best for our work crew allocations.

Project Activity: We will be modifying approximately 2 miles of existing fence in 6 different segments on the ROW of HW83-South. We will be removing the 2 bottoms strands of barbed wire and replacing with a single strand of smooth wire at a height of 16 inches. All fence stays will be removed and replaced with new. We will also modify 3.5 miles of adjacent pasture fence removing 2 strands and replacing with a smooth wire at a height of 18 inches.

Pronghorn Benefits: This highway ROW travel corridor project will improve motorist safety and help ensure that pronghorn that are now regularly crossing HW83-South do not get hung up within the ROW.  This project is a “Capstone” effort and will complete free pronghorn access in the southern portion of the Santa Cruz Plains pronghorn corridor improvement project.

NFWF Grant Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be use as in-kind match for our 6-year our Southeastern Arizona Pronghorn Enhancement project funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Arizona Game and Fish Habitat Partnership program.

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

Meals: Please provide your own lunches to eat in the field on the 3 work days.  The AAF will be providing dinners on both Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts with coffee and juice on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
 

Contact: Glen Dickens at (520-247-4907) for project information. 

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to info@azantelope.org by Friday April 7th so we can plan to have enough food and tools.

Directions to Camp:  

AAF project/camp site will be about 10 miles southeast of the intersection of Highways 83/82 at Sonoita.

Travel 20 miles south of Tucson on I-10; turn south on Highway 83 and travel 25 miles to the town of Sonoita intersection.

From this point turn east on Highway 82 and travel approximately 5 miles to the Upper Elgin paved road.

Turn south again and follow AAF signs from that  point. Camp will be located 4 miles south located on the east side of the roadway at the historic Rose Tree corrals and stone bunkhouse immediately adjacent to the roadway.

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