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Steens Mountain Backcountry Fence Pull
September 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - September 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
The Oregon Natural Desert Association has openings for a few more volunteers to join for the Steens Mountain Backcountry Fence Pull Trip September 9-14. This giant fault block Mountain, nearly 10,000 feet high, carved by glaciers, and covered by wildflowers elicits terms such as “gem”, “jewel”, and “iconic”. ONDA has been helping pull obsolete fence out of the Wilderness here for over a decade. Each year we pull out fence that is further and further back into the Wilderness. Our backpack trips to do the work are now annual events.
Barbed wire fences are a significant source of mortality for wildlife, and an eyesore. Helping remove obsolete fences from cow-free areas has been an ONDA priority since it was founded in 1987.
To register for this trip and to see more information, visit the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s website.