Projects ranging from sage grouse habitat improvement near Gillette to conservation work at Devils Tower and constructing wildlife-friendly fences at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC).
University of Wyoming students will gain valuable experience while developing leadership and outdoor skills on 18 projects, that include work at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, where workers will build a trail along the Bighorn River — a blue ribbon trout river — and do historic preservation on the Mason-Lovell Cabin.
Projects being completed this summer are:
June 1-10 — Fence removal at Fort Phil Kearney; trail development at Glendo State Park; and mountain pine beetle mitigation at Sinks Canyon State Park.
June 15-24 — Mason-Lovell historic cabin restoration at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area; campground restoration at Sinks Canyon State Park; and trail development at Hot Springs State Park.
June 29-July 8 — General conservation work at Devils Tower National Monument; trail development at Guernsey State Park; and fencing work at the Medicine Lodge Historic Site.
July 27-August 5 — Head cut stabilization and fencing with Devon Energy and the OSLI at Coyote Gulch; fencing work with Tronox Alkali Corp. near Green River; and prairie dog dusting for the U.S. Forest Service at Thunder Basin National Grassland.
August 10-19 — Historic restoration work at both South Pass City and Fort Bridger historic sites; sage grouse habitat restoration with Devon Energy and the BLM in the Powder River Basin; and general conservation work at Devils Tower National Monument.
If you are interested in Volunteering for any of our projects, please contact us and we would be happy to work out the logistics.
Find the full story on the University of Wyoming’s University News – http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2015/05/wyoming-conservation-corps-projects-scheduled-throughout-wyoming.html