Not a bad day at the office…
The Arizona Antelope Foundation will expand an existing youth education opportunity focused on black-tailed prairie dog reintroductions and the AAF’s Southeast Arizona Grasslands Pronghorn Initiative in the summer season of 2013. The AAF will partner with the Southwestern Conservation Corps to hire and equip eight youth to accomplish the necessary pronghorn fence modifications on Las Cienegas and to support intensive observation and mark and recapture efforts on four newly BTPD established colonies. The youth will work for 12 weeks in the summer spending half of their time on the BTPD project and half on the pronghorn fence modification project.
This wildlife conservation project is one of two BLM Arizona projects that support the the Department of the Interior’s summer youth employment initiative.
Photos courtesy BLM Arizona