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Remove Sand Pines/Enhance Scrub Jay Habitat - Ridge Rangers/Audubon Joint Workday - FWC Henscratch

Postponed: Remove Wildlife Barrier to Return Site to Natural State (USFWS Hatchineha, 1/12/2019)
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Postponed: Remove Wildlife Barrier to Return Site to Natural State (USFWS Hatchineha, 1/12/2019)

This workday on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Hatchineha site has been postponed due to the federal government shutdown. Please see our other Ridge Rangers workday for Saturday January 12, where we'll be removing an old ranching fence at FWC Carter Creek.

1/12/2019
When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
From 8:30 AM to around 12:30 PM
Where: US Fish & Wildlife Hatchineha Tract
12325 Co Rd 542
Haines City, Florida  33844
United States
Contact: Bill Parken
8636993742


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This workday on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Hatchineha site has been postponed due to the federal government shutdown. Please see our other Ridge Rangers workday for Saturday January 12, where we'll be removing an old ranching fence at FWC Carter Creek (link). 


We’ll be removing several hundred feet of plastic barrier screening used in monitoring Gopher Tortoise activity. 

This effort will help return the site to a natural state.

This is a great chance to see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hatchineha site!

 

Wildlife barrier we'll be removing


We'll be moving along the barrier with an off-road vehicle, rolling it up and pulling the small posts, and placing the removed material in the vehicle. 


Some sections of the barrier are in brushy areas and on rough terrain, Please dress for working in brush, wear sturdy shoes, and bring your work gloves. The vehicles will have plenty of drinking water. 


The US Hatchineha unit is located along Lake Hatchineha Road about 9 air miles east of Dundee. 

Please see the approximate address and map location above. We'll be meeting at the entrance gate located on the south side of Lake Hatchineha Road. 


The Hatchineha Unit is part of the US FWS’s  Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge. The unit is publicly accessible and is also a FWC Wildlife Management Unit. Hatchineha consists of 1,460 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub, and marshes adjacent to Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park in Haines City.

Learn more at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/everglades_headwaters/