Arizona Antelope Foundation
Highway 83/Babocomari Ranch
April 14-16, 2017
Project Location: We will be working on ADOT Right-of-Way (ROW) fences on Highway 83 from Elgin School south.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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