The Bear River Land Conservancy is hosting two events coming up. On October 4th, they are asking for volunteers to help take down a fence and then on October 14th they’re seeking volunteers to put a fence back up in about the same area.
On KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday, Trevor Irish, director of community outreach for the conservancy, explained how this involves protecting land in Cache Valley.
“This fence that is being taken down is an electric fence and it’s being used to keep some of our neighboring cattle off of some grounds in Trenton. It’s on a piece of the Bear River that’s called the Bear River Bottoms Morton section. It’s about 500 acres owned by PacificCorp and it basically protects the riparian area, the area from the bottom of the hills out across the flood plain, across the river and then across the other side up to the bottom of the hills again.
“This section we’ve got probably about 3,000 feet of fence line that we are going to be taking down and then putting up another fence pretty much just two or 300 yards away. What this will do is really help us protect the natural assets of the ground a little bit better: the habitat, the wetland vegetation and the wetlands themselves,” Irish said.
The electric fence will be replaced with a barbed wire fence that requires less management. Irish said they are working with the landowner and it’s a great example of how the land conservancy, the only non-profit land trust in Northern Utah, is focused on working with land owners and agriculture in order to achieve mutual beneficial means.
Any who would like to get involved or get more information can do so at <a href=”http://www.BearRiverLandConservancy.org” target=”_blank”>BearRiverLandConservancy.org</a>.