The Ventura chapter of Quail Unlimited this week plans to build another watering hole deep in Los Padres National Forest to help wildlife survive during the dry season.
The group of conservation-minded hunters will place the concrete-lined tank at a location off Lockwood Valley Road about halfway between Frazier Park and California 33, said Frank Garner, the group's habitat chairman.
"The cement tank captures rainwater and can hold as much as 900 gallons to help animals through a drought," he said.
This concrete structure is one of four that Quail Unlimited plans to build in the Ventura County backcountry, Garner said. The group has matched $3,800 in funding from the Forest Service to install the watering holes.