Volunteers needed for fence construction and repair in the Jemez Mountains

Friday July 23
Saturday July 24
Sunday July 25
8-4 pm each day

The San Diego Cattle Grazing Association has asked for volunteers to help repair a fence that completes a gap between Stable and Schoolhouse Mesas east of the Rio Guadalupe canyon. That gap is one of very few places on the allotment where cattle can get off the mesas and down into the Guadalupe.

Camping is available at the meeting location and lunch will be provided. You can volunteer one day or all three. Wherever works for you! Please dress appropriately with long pants, long sleeve shirt, work boots, hat and gloves. Bring along sun screen and rain gear. Bring fence pliers if you have them.

Location – Junction of Forest Roads 606 & 608, south of Fenton Lake. Access to the location is by traveling along Route 4 past Jemez Springs to La Cueva, turning left on Route 126 toward Fenton Lake. Turn left onto FS Road 376, then a left onto FS road 604 then left onto FS road 606 and take that until you reach the junction of FS roads 606 and 608 where Manuel and Gabe Lucero will be camping with their crew. The exact map location provided here – https://goo.gl/maps/nyNdzx1Wvbx7mCY76

If you plan to volunteer – Contact Manual Lucero at (505) 934-3874 or Toner Mitchell, TU’s NM Water and Program Coordinator at: toner.mitchell@tu.org or call him at (505) 231-8860 to let him know you are attending.

To get an idea of the impact of fence building check out the article on “What are Fences Good For?” from TU magazine. https://www.tu.org/magazine/community/what-are-fences-good-for/

COVID precautions require the wearing of face masks for those who have NOT been vaccinated. Face masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.9 to be provided lunch.

For general information or more details regarding this event: call, text or email Nick Tsapatsaris, Conservation Chair, Truchas Chapter, Trout Unlimited, 339-223-1266, ntsapatsaris@gmail.com