October 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm - October 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm
The 44,000 acre North Fork Owyhee Wilderness includes a maze of incised canyons, a mosaic of sagebrush and juniper woodlands, and no designated trails. This wilderness is among the 532,000 acres of wilderness areas that were the outcome of the Owyhee Initiative, a collaborative effort among conservationists, ranchers, sportsmen, recreationists and others.
Get to know this amazing area by joining ICL and Owhyee backcountry rangers, as we remove old pasture and allotment fences that are no longer needed for livestock management. The work entails hauling out fence materials such as T posts and barbed wire across rugged terrain.
This is an overnight trip as the travel time to the site is approximately 2.5 hours from Boise. We will be meeting where the Owyhee Uplands Scenic Byway (aka the Mud Flat Road) crosses Deep Creek. We will meet at the Deep Creek bridge on Saturday October 22 at 12 noon, work for several hours, camp overnight next to our vehicles, resume working Sunday morning and depart Sunday afternoon.
Equipment needed: Leather gloves, long sleeved shirts and pants, work boots, food, water, clothes for cold weather and car camping gear.