Volunteers un-fencing in the West

 

Sarah Hutchins

Mark Cufaude, Saratoga Habitat and Access Biologist for Wyoming Game & Fish, attempts to tear out barbed wire from sagebrush as his dogs keep watch during the 3rd Annual Platte Valley Volunteer Day on Saturday.

The Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District (SERCD), Wyoming Game & Fish, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and volunteers spent last Saturday removing old fence near Bennett Peak for their 3rd Annual Platte Valley Volunteer Day.

The removal has been a long time coming, according to Biff Burton, Game Warden for Wyoming Game and Fish.

"This fence has been a concern for a number of years - in fact, as long as I've lived here," Burton stated.

According to Joe Parsons, Supervisory Resource Specialist for SERCD, the fence was constructed to divide BLM and private landowners pr...



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