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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers set work party in Colville Forest

Off-road vehicle operators created this mud bog in Delaney Meadows area of the Middle Fork Calispell Creek on the Colville National Forest. ATVers and four-wheelers traditionally do significant damage to the area. (Rich Landers)
Off-road vehicle operators created this mud bog in Delaney Meadows area of the Middle Fork Calispell Creek on the Colville National Forest. ATVers and four-wheelers traditionally do significant damage to the area. (Rich Landers)

CONSERVATION — The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers of Washington group is meeting in the Colville National Forest Friday through Sunday for its annual summer meeting and work party.

This year's habitat projects will focus on Middle Fork of Calispell Creek, where the group plans to build split-rail fencing and repair ATV abuses in an area called Delaney Meadows. 

“This area is notorious for abuse, but enforcement has been cracking down here, bettering the chances our efforts will not be dashed nights later by more outlaw riders,” said Jeff Holmes, BHA member, adding that there also will be plenty of campfire discussion about fishing and big-game hunting in the area.

Sportsmen who want to engage with the group can contact Jeff Holmes washingtonstatebha@yahoo.com or Joe Mirasole outlawoutfitters@hotmail.com

  




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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