Help celebrate this Colorado Public Lands Day, May 18th, by getting your boots on the ground to support CPW with a fence removal project in Dinosaur National Monument and on BLM lands. This is going to be remote and awesome. The project will run for 4 days, from May 20th to May 23rd. Volunteers can show up for a day or the entire project.
Volunteers will be meeting Brian Holmes (CPW project lead) at Deerlodge Campground, where folks are encouraged to set up camp. If you’re traveling in for this project, please plan on being at the campsite and ready to work by 8am. From there, the National Park Service will be ferrying volunteers across the Yampa River to the work site. It will be high water, but we believe we will be OK getting folks back and forth across the river!
The fence removal work will be in a very remote area where few people go but with lots of wildlife, particularly in the fall and winter. If enough volunteers sign up, we may cook a group wild game meal for dinner one evening. The Deerlodge Campground has water and a pit toilet, but nothing else.
What to Bring:
Sturdy work gloves and boots
Sensible work clothes
A day pack with rain gear, plenty of water, snacks, additional clothing layers, etc
Camping Gear including shelter, sleeping gear, cooking equipment, food, extra water, toiletries, etc. (everything you need to be comfortable for the time you are there)
The nearest gas and other services are in Rangely, for folks coming from the Grand Junction area. There is nothing near the work site.