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Fence Removal

When
Saturday, October 24, 2020: 12 - 3:30pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Upper Yakima Basin
Location
Teanaway Community Forest
Description

Welcome back to the Teanaway! The Dept. of Natural Resources and Dept. of Fish and Wildlife need small volunteer groups to help lay down the cattle-exclusion fencing before heavy snow sets in. This will be our second year tackling the fences, and we’ve learned just how much ground determined volunteers can cover!

Community Forests are working landscapes where communities partner with land managers to preserve the forest and uses they love. The Teanaway Community Forest demonstrates how conservation, sustainable forestry and community partnership goals can be achieved. This beautiful 50,241-acre landscape lies at the headwaters of the Yakima Basin watershed. The state purchased the land in 2013 with funding provided by the Legislature and established Washington’s first state-owned community forest. The forest contains nearly 400 miles of free-flowing streams and prime habitat for fish and wildlife. It has a history of grazing and timber harvests and offers unique recreation opportunities.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collaboratively managing the Teanaway Community Forest with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with significant public input from a community-based advisory committee. The collaborative has developed the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan and recently completed a Recreation Plan. Community engagement is needed to help meet the goals of these plans! Join DNR and their partners to restore the landscape and maintain recreation amenities for everyone to enjoy.

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to bring and wear:

  • A facemask
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

 

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.

 

COVID Requirements:

  • This event will require volulnteers to work within 6′ of other participants. State law requires DNR staff and volunteers to bring and wear appropriate PPE during close-proximity events:
    • Cloth face mask
    • Disposable gloves
    • Eye protection
  • Volunteers must complete DNR’s self-assessment and physically sign a registration confirmation the morning of the event.
  • If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, please stay home and volunteer another time:
    • A fever (100.4°F or higher), or a sense of having a fever
    • A new cough
    • New shortness of breath
    • A new sore throat
    • New muscle aches
    • Close contact within the last 14-days, with someone who is currently sick with confirmed COVID-19
Driving Directions
Start at I-90 exit 85 (Cle Elum). Go east on SR-970 for 6.9 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road. Drive for 7 miles, then turn left on West Fork Teanaway Road. In half a mile, turn left into the campground, and follow signs for event parking. For a printable map of the campground parking area, please click here: https://mtsgreenway.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Parking-Map.pdf
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