AlexZandar Sheldon-Davis recently completed his Eagle Scout project, helping rehabilitate Guzzler 19.
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AlexZandar (Zandar) Sheldon-Davis joined Cub Scout Den 1 in Fallon in first grade, completing every rank a Cub Scout can achieve to earn his Arrow of Light.
Now a sophomore at Oasis Academy, he just completed his Eagle Scout project along with his Troop 1776, Nevada Fish and Wildlife, and his friends and family.
Sheldon-Davis chose to do his project with Nevada Fish and Wildlife because he enjoys spending time with his family in the Nevada desert.
"A conservation project was a great way to bring three things together. My love of camping, Scouts, and Nevada wildlife," said Sheldon-Davis, who chose to rehab one of the oldest small game guzzlers in the valley. "My team and I removed the old guzzler from the ‘60s and replaced the tank, apron, and fencing."
Guzzler 19 is south of Fallon behind Top Gun Raceway. This guzzler helps store water for small game such as chukar, sage grouse, quail and even antelope.
"The hardest part of my project was getting that many people to the build site – 60 minutes down a washed out dirt road along with equipment and a large tank," said Sheldon-Davis, who was connected with Chris Hughes from Nevada Fish and Wildlife at the burrow. "(Chris) helped me every step of the way. I knew I wanted to rehab or build a guzzler but that was it. Chris gave me all the research information and many guzzler sites around Fallon to go look at and investigate. I chose that site because it was the oldest and destroyed by range cattle."
Sheldon-Davis plans on having his Eagle Scout ceremony next year with two other Scouts from Troop 1776.