Volunteers Needed for Clean-Up to Help Prevent Injuries to Wildlife
By angelamontana

Posted: June 5, 2014

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking for volunteers for its annual Dome Mountain Clean-Up Day co-sponsored by the Park County Rod and Gun Club on June 7. Volunteers will be cleaning up and removing remnants of old fencing that are dangerous to wildlife on this important elk winter range.

WHERE: Meet at north parking area at Dailey Lake

DATE:    June 7, 2014

TIME:    9:00 a.m.

Volunteers should contact FWP Area Biologist Karen Loveless prior to June 7 at kloveless@mt.gov or (406) 333-4211 if interested. Fencing pliers and t-post pullers would be very helpful, as well as possibly additional ATV’s. Volunteers who might have any of the items mentioned, and are willing to bring them along on June 7, should let Karen Loveless know.Free food and beverages will be provided to volunteers.

The Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area is over 4,500 acres of public land, owned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. It was purchased in the late 1980’s in order to preserve elk winter range and provide hunting and recreational opportunity for the public. Old fencing remains in some areas since prior to public acquisition, and each year causes injuries or death to elk and other wildlife that become entangled.

(Report by Montana FWP)