Pitkin County Barbed-Wire Fence Removal
Saturday, September 12
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public, registration required.


Project Description: Help us remove old barbed wire fencing to allow animals to move freely across important elk and deer habitat. Vestiges of decades-old grazing operations, these disused fence lines now deteriorate and fragment wildlife habitat.

Directions: Location and directions will be available as the project date approaches.

What to bring: Rain gear, day pack, sack lunch, and water bottles. Please wear sun protection, closed-toe shoes, long pants and long sleeved shirts. Gloves will not be provided but are required — please bring your own garden/work gloves. Tools will be provided, but if you have a pair of heavy duty wire cutters feel free to bring them! Breakfast snacks, dinner, and beverages will be provided pending state and local guidance due to COVID-19.

Wilderness Workshop is partnering with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails.


We know we are living in unprecedented times and things can change quickly, we will continue to plan our summer events and keep a close watch on safety measures and policies, both from our state and local governments, to make sure we are keeping our community, hikers, volunteers and staff safe. We encourage you to sign up and we will keep you posted if anything changes between now and the dates of our events.