ARIZONA ANTELOPE FOUNDATION
Unit 18A, Seligman Fence Modification
September 24-26, 2021
Project Location: We will be working on the north end of the Double O Ranch near Pica Camp (but on the 18A side) approximately 2.3 miles south of Highway 66, 17.3 miles west of Seligman, AZ.
Project Begins: Friday, September 24th - Sunday September 26th. Please meet at camp not later than 8:00AM Saturday. If you arrive by 1PM Friday we will have assigned work to be accomplished on Friday afternoon.
Project Activity: We'll be modifying the fence from barbed to smooth on the bottom, modifying spacing and installing some additional posts to make it wildlife friendly.
Pronghorn Benefits: This effort is located in the heart of pronghorn habitat in Unit 18A. Cooperators have a long-term plan of removing in excess of 20 miles of page wire fence and replacing portions of it with “Pronghorn Friendly” 4-strand fence. Fencing efforts are happening in conjunction with fawn enhancement, water distribution improvements, and habitat treatments.
The AAF has planned 8 fence removal projects over the next 4-years to accomplish this work. It is an integral part of the greater Unit 18A fence/water/habitat improvement project lead by the AZ Game & Fish Department Kingman Regional Office in partnership with local ranchers/lessees and the Rocky Mt. Mule Deer and Elk Foundations; the Arizona Deer Association and the Arizona Elk and Mule Deer Foundations. In October 2019, 20 pronghorn were radio-collared and are providing invaluable information on the barriers much of the current fencing is creating for resident pronghorn.
HPC Grant Benefits: All volunteer work hours and mileage will be used as in-kind match for an approved and funded 2021 AAF-AGFD Unit 18A Pronghorn Connectivity Project.
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 field water on the project day and dinner for all volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights and continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Directions to Camp: From Seligman head west on Hwy 66 towards Peach Springs. After ~17.3 miles turn south on dirt road and travel ~2.3 miles to a green gate with a "Cemex" sign by it. After passing through the gate, the campsite will be about 0.35 miles further south on the east side of the road.
Contact: Please register by Monday, September 20 so we can plan to have enough food and tools for everyone. The direct link to register online for this project is https://azantelope.org/event-4468688. You may also RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.