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September 28, Bonita/Willcox Fence Project

  • September 28, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Allen Flat Valley of Unit 32 off Mule Shoe Road

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Allen Flat Boundary Fence Modification, (GM Unit 32)

September 27/28, 2019

If you can join us, please register by Monday, September 23 so we can plan to have enough food and tools for everyone. 

Project Location: Private land approx. 30 miles west of Willcox in the Allen Flat Valley of Unit 32 off Mule Shoe Road.

Project Begins: The main workday will be on Saturday, September 28th, please meet at camp at 8:00AM. We can also use 10+ volunteers for a Friday afternoon work period as well. Please arrive by noon if you can work on Friday.

Project Activity: Saturday we will modify 3 miles of existing boundary fence 5 miles south of camp on the 3 Links Ranch which entails removal of the bottom strand of barbed and replacing with smooth wire 16" above ground. fence consists of wooden and metal t-posts, along with various stay materials. We will be able to utilize ATV’s along the fence line, drop-off and vehicle parking is available at the start points. There will be minor brushing to do along some of the fence lines.

Pronghorn Benefits: This effort is occurring as a direct result of using radio collared pronghorn data from pronghorn that were caught in Prescott Valley and released in January of 2019. NFWF Grant Benefits: All labor hours, materials and mileage will be used to match the AAF’s $430K 9-year grant for our “Southeastern Arizona Grasslands Pronghorn Initiative”. The grant has a goal of improving up to 100,000 acres of “Pronghorn habitat connectivity.” This will be the last formal fence modification project in SE Arizona and will enhance Pronghorn habitat connectivity/permeability throughout the Allen Flat herd zone.

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

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

AAF project/camp site will be on private land, approximately 25 miles west of Willcox off the Mule Shoe Ranch Road. Access to the site is along a County maintained dirt travel corridor route, the site is trailer friendly. It is located approximately 17 miles west of Airport Road and Taylor Road intersection.

Link to Map

From Willcox (Route 1): Turn north from I-10 at exit 340 (past Shell/Truck Stop) on Fort Grant Road. Drive the main paved road approximately 3.5 miles north to the Fort Grant/Taylor Road Intersection. Turn south on Taylor Road and travel approximately 2.8 miles to Airport road (at Stop sign). Turn west onto Airport Road. Travel approximately 13 miles west to the Mule Shoe/Cascabel Road junction. Take the right fork (Mule Shoe Road) approximately 4 miles to mile marker 4. Turn right at Warbonnet Corrals and Shipping sign. We have been approved to camp near corrals during project weekend.

From I-10, exit 336 (Taylor Road), approximately 3 miles east of Willcox exit 340 (Route 2): Turn south on exit 336 traveling approximately 2.1 miles to Airport Road intersection (Stop sign). Turn west onto Airport Road. Travel approximately 13 miles west to the Mule Shoe/Cascabel Road junction. Take the right fork north, (Mule Shoe Ranch Road) approximately 4 miles to mile marker 4. Turn right/east at Warbonnet Corrals and Shipping sign. We have been approved to camp near corrals during project weekend.

Camp GPS coordinates: Datum NAD83 0583454 E / 3571395 N OR 32.16.578 N / 110.6.831 W

Click here to download the project flyer and map to print


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