By Karl Findling, OHA Lands Director
More than 75 volunteers from several different conservation-minded sportsmen’s organizations, including OHA, turned out in force June 21-23 for a “rendezvous-style” gathering and work party in the Ochoco National Forest.
Projects included fence repair and replacement with wildlife-friendly fencing around aspen stands.
The work is important because aspen stands across the west are not regenerating due to impacts from domestic cattle and wildlife.
New projects were discovered and planned for next year’s event.
Participating organizations included OHA, NWTF, RMEF, BHA, TRCP, Pheasants Forever, USFS and ODFW.
Volunteers were treated to a potluck dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning. Various conservation organizations provided booths, raffles and donations. Sponsors included Legacy Sports, Leupold & Stevens, Benchmade, Sig, Work Sharp and dozens of others.