You can help wildlife in Sheridan County by joining Sheridan Community Land Trust by volunteering at a pair of fence removal events.

The first opportunity is set for Wednesday, May 24, at Sheridan College. Volunteers are asked to meet at the UW Extension Watt Ag Center parking lot. SCLT will provide pizza at 5 p.m., with working running from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help make approximately a quarter mile of fence wildlife friendly by removing woven wire standing in the way of wildlife like pronghorn and deer moving across the land. Volunteers will remove staples and roll woven wire. SCLT will finish modifications this summer for a fence that is good for livestock and wildlife alike.

The second opportunity will take place Saturday, June 10, at the Folly Ranch in the Bighorns, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding with a BBQ lunch at 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at SCLT’s Poverty Flat Trailhead, which is located on Forest Service Road 318 off Red Grade Road. We will caravan to the work site, where you will help improve the area for deer and elk. After a BBQ lunch, you are welcome to walk or hike the area around the historic dude ranch.

Work gloves, eye protection, fencing pliers, and t-post pullers are available. Water will be provided. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own gloves, protection, tools, and water if they have them.

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