National Public Lands Day – Red Cliffs NCA Fence Removal

Twenty members of the Zion District Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Washington County 4-H Club celebrated National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29, by participating in a restoration project in the Red Cliffs NCA. The work consisted of removing ¼ mile of aging rangeland fence that surrounded the stabilized, interpreted Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site, near the Red Cliffs Campground. This site is a public use site that is visited by campers and hikers, who enjoy day use of the many trails in this area of the NCA.

NCA Park Ranger, Ben Cramer, supervised the work. “The scouts hard work and careful removal of this old barbed-wire fence will provide a safer, more aesthetically pleasing experience for visitors to the site. The scouts did a great job.”

Boy Scout carries fence post

Boy Scouts removing the fence