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Youth Conservation Corps Remove Dilapidated Fence on South Texas Refuges

Region 2, July 23, 2012
Youth Conservation Corps employees in south Texas remove dilapidated fence that poses a hazard to wildlife
Youth Conservation Corps employees in south Texas remove dilapidated fence that poses a hazard to wildlife - Photo Credit: n/a
YCC Youth remove interior barbed wire fencing on Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR
YCC Youth remove interior barbed wire fencing on Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR - Photo Credit: n/a

Youth Conservation Corps employees from south Texas removed dilapidated and now unnecessary fencing from Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The old fence previously separated land ownership on what now is entirely refuge lands. The old fencelines, present since the 1950's, were all but non-functional. Because of the hazard to wildlife in getting tangled in old loose fencelines, the YCC Program removed 1/2 mile of the unnecessary barbed wire fence and recycled the materials at a local metal recycling company.

Contact Info: Bryan Winton, 956-784-7521, bryan_winton@fws.gov