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WATER & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AT FORT UNION RANCH
April 28, 2022 - April 29, 2022
JOIN FORT UNION RANCH, TRIANGLE P CATTLE CO., BILL ZEEDYK AND MORE FOR 2 DAYS OF EDUCATION AND FUN ON THE LAND AT FORT UNION RANCH!
We’ll learn about building erosion control structures, local wildlife and how their practices have supported the ecosystem, grazing for water and wildlife, beaver dam analogs, tree thinning for wildlife habitat, and more! Camping is available Wednesday and Thursday night at Fort Union. The workshop is entirely free. However, donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of food! See registration for more details and thank you for considering donating.
Learn more about Fort Union Ranch, Bill Zeedyk, and Triangle P Cattle Co.!
This is part I in a 4-part series on Water & Wildlife Management on Working Lands happening April through July throughout New Mexico. Learn more about the other field days in the series and register for them here.
AGENDA *the agenda is subject to change, we will update this webpage accordingly
Wed April 27
Camping available this night. Plan to arrive between 4 and 8PM
6:00 – 7:00pm – Dinner
Thurs April 28
8:00 – 9:00am – Breakfast and coffee, Josh Miner (Resource Manager) introduces Fort Union Ranch over breakfast, Participant introductions
9:00 – 9:30am – New folks arrive and register
9:30am – 12:00pm – Bill Zeedyk introduces erosion control structures, focus on one rock dams; Erosion work in Higgins Canyon (building one rock dams)
12:00 – 1:15pm – Lunch; Grazing for water and wildlife with (Amy Wright and Nick Baefsky, Fort Union Ranch); Grazing and beaver dam analogs (Ariel Greenwood & Sam Ryerson, Triangle P Cattle Co.)
1:15 – 2:00pm – Rangeland management for birds with Will Jaremko Wright (Sol Ranch, NMHU)
2:00 – 3:00pm – Fort Union’s water restoration plan and restoration work to date with Lea Knutson (Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance)
3:00-5:30pm – Erosion work continues
6:00 – 7:00pm – Dinner
7:30-9:30pm – Bonfire (depending on weather)
Fri April 29
8:00 – 9:00am – Breakfast and coffee; Josh introduces the day; Any new participants introduce themselves
9:00 – 10:30am – Final erosion work
10:30 – 12:00pm – Breakdown camp, farewell!
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