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Sep 17, 2012 2:51 PM by Tania Shofron

Volunteers needed to help replace fencing near ranch in Hereford

SIERRA VISTA - The Coronado National Forest rangers are looking for volunteers to help replace barbed wire fencing that has fallen into disrepair near the historic Brown Canyon Ranch. Volunteers will replace the fencing on September 29, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until Noon in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join the Friends of Brown Canyon Ranch in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service to replace the barbed wire fencing. All volunteers are encouraged to bring water, gloves, and hats, and to wear long sleeves, sturdy work boots and sunscreen. They may also bring lunch to enjoy at the ranch following the work session.

Volunteers are advised to park at the Brown Canyon Trailhead and walk on the trail to Calle Metate. The trailhead is accessible for all vehicles from the entrance off Ramsey Canyon Road. Attendees should turn west onto Ramsey Canyon Road from Highway 92, then turn north onto the Brown Canyon Trailhead (FR 5736). The ranch can be reached by following the maintained dirt road to the ranch.

For more information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District located at 5990 S. Highway 92 in Hereford AZ. The office can be reached by phone by calling (520) 378-0311. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information is available at www.publiclandsday.org.

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