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(PHOTOS) Volunteers remove barbed wire to help Wyoming wildlife migration on Dubois Badlands

Volunteers helped remove close to a mile of barbed wire on the Dubois Badlands Wilderness Study Area. (Jared Oakleaf, BLM)

CASPER, Wyo. — Volunteers recently helped with efforts to remove barbed wire fence on the Dubois Badlands Wilderness Study Area, the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming said Thursday.

The removal of the fence is expected to help improve wilderness characteristics of the area and wildlife migration. The fence was able to be removed as it is no longer needed by a grazing permittee in the area, according to the BLM.

(Jared Oakleaf, BLM)

About a mile of barbed wire was removed.

“We had 15 volunteers and they all worked extremely hard,” Jared Oakleaf, outdoor recreation planner with the BLM, said. “Their appreciation and sense of stewardship toward their public lands is contagious.

“Thank you to these awesome volunteers.”

The project was conducted by the BLM Lander Field Office in partnership with the Wyoming Wilderness Association, Friends of Dubois Badlands and National Bighorn Sheep Center.

(Jared Oakleaf, BLM)
(Jared Oakleaf, BLM)
(Jared Oakleaf, BLM)