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Volunteers ‘Guard’ Riders, Cattle in Recent Project

The inaugural ride over the newly installed cattle guard

FERRON — A Utah ATV club recently teamed up governmental partners to help install a Cattle Guard in a popular OHV recreation area.

The Sand Rock Ridge Riders ATV Club teamed up with former OHV Program Intern Patrick Buhr and BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Myron Jeffs from the Price BLM Field Office.

The group installed the cattleguard just southeast of Ferron, Utah. Cattleguards are designed with both ranchers and recreationists in mind and serve multiple purposes.

Volunteers installing the Cattle Guard

As the name suggests, these guards help keep cattle contained; but they also slow riders down, help enforce width restrictions, and serve as an alternative to gates.

This volunteer opportunity was made possible through funding and partnership with the Utah BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Division of Parks and Recreation OHV Program.

Curious about upcoming volunteer projects or want to learn more? Contact the OHV Program for more information by emailing ohveducation@utah.gov.

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