Veterans Trail Crew- Bighorn National Forest

Sponsored by: Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Bighorn National Forest

For their final hitch, the Veterans Trail Crew headed up to the Bighorn National Forest to work with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Wyoming Game and Fish, and the U.S. Forest Service. While working in the Bighorns, the VTC spent much of their time building and repairing Beaver Dams in the area before helping contacts conduct water level surveys around those sites. Afterwards, the VTC spent the rest of their time clearing and removing old fence lines.

For their day off, the Veterans Trail Crew Spent the day fishing before heading into Sheridan, Wy to enjoy a meal out.

All Said and Done:

  • 20 Beaver Dam Analogs constructed
  • .25 mile of net wire fencing removed

All-Women’s Crew- Keyhole State Parks

Sponsored by: Wyoming State Parks

For their 6th and final hitch, the All-Women’s Crew headed up to Keyhole State Park to conduct Historic Preservation within the park. While on hitch the crew spent a majority of their time scraping paint off old cabins and buildings throughout the park.  Afterwards they stained and painted other structures. Also, the crew spent a few days tearing down and then building new buck-and-rail fencing.

For their day off, the All-Women’s Crew drove over to the Black Hills in South Dakota for the day.

All Said and Done:

  • 500’ of buck-and-rail fencing torn down
  • 250’ of new buck-and-rail fencing constructed
  • Preserved 4 structures

Crew 1- Absaroka Fence Initiative/ Cody BLM

Sponsored by: Absaroka Fence Initiative

For their final hitch, Crew 1 had the long drive up to Cody, Wy where they worked on wildlife friendly fencing. While working with the Absaroka Fence Initiative they deconstructed nearly 2 miles of fence. Also, while working up in Cody the crew made a number of fence lines wildlife friendly.

For their day off, Crew 1 went and spent the day exploring Yellowstone National Park.

All Said and Done:

  • Approx. 1.8 miles of fence removed
  • Approx. .6 miles of Wildlife friendly fence constructed
  • Approx. .6 miles of fence repaired

Crew 2- Fort Phil Kearney State Park

Sponsored by: Wyoming State Parks

For Hitch 6, Crew 2 headed up to Fort Phil Kearny where they spent their 10 days remediating an old trail up to Pilot Knob. While working at Fort Phil Kearny Crew 2 constructed 4 wood bridges along the trail to Pilot Knob. Also, Crew 2 remediated and constructed large portions of this trail.

For their day off, Crew 2 headed up into the Bighorn National Forest to go Summit Cloud Peak.

All Said and Done:

  • .8 miles of trail remediated
  • .75 miles of new trail constructed
  • 4 wood bridges constructed

Crew 3- South Pass City State Park

Sponsored by: Wyoming State Parks

For their last hitch, Crew 3 headed over to South Pass City State Park where they worked on preserving historic buildings and conduct trail work. Most of the crew’s time in South Pass City was spent building a new roof for the historic bunkhouse. Afterwards the crew spent the rest of their time clearing trail corridor along the Willow Creek, Hermit Creek, and Mohamet trails.

For their day oof, Crew 2 went to Sinks Canyon State Park where they took a cave tour and then checked out the Natural Water slide before heading into Lander for a meal out.

All Said and Done:

  • 4 miles of trail corridor cleared
  • New roof constructed on Bunkhouse

This AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from
ServeWyoming!

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