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Ochoco National Forest hosting National Public Lands Day project

The Ochoco National Forest will be hosting a National Public Lands Day project on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, for interested volunteers.
   The project will be the removal of two wildlife exclosures near Coyle Butte. Volunteers who are interested in participating are asked to meet at the Ochoco Ranger Station at 9 a.m. -- please bring gloves and long sleeves. All ages are welcome.
   National Public Lands Day is the Nation’s largest single day volunteer event on public lands. “Be a part of something great to challenge future generations to care for and management their public lands,” said Slater Turner, District Ranger for the Lookout Mountain Ranger District and Crooked River National Grassland.
   The project will include rolling up fence wire and removing posts from the land. The two wildlife exclosures are at aspen stands near the Coyle Butte area. The project is accessible by a road.
   The Ochoco Ranger Station is located at 33700 NE Ochoco Ranger Station Road, approximately 30 minutes east of Prineville.
   For more information, contact Tory Kurtz, Public Affairs Officer for the Ochoco National Forest at 541-416-6647.