Now that the fence posts and wire have arrived at the first gully site at Drana (see map below), the herders are swinging into action! 130 herders have erected fence poles over the 20ha site, and will complete wiring over the weekend. A mix of bamboo, acer, fir, salix and few other fodder species will then be planted. Photopoints will be set up to monitor changes in vegetation cover and erosion control. The community will patrol the area to check fence damage or livestock invasions. Note, the wet conditions typical of area- one of the wettest spots in Bhutan! Herders work in rain, hail, and snow to look after their livestock and rangelands.
Photos taken by Thinley Wangdi, Chief Forestry Officer, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary