2020 was a trying year for everyone, our program included. However, that didn’t stop us from trying to fulfill our duties at servicing our community. Due to COVID-19 protocols put in place by both the CDC and The University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Conservation Corps was only able to field one crew for its 2020 … Continue reading 2020 Season Recap
Crew 1- Medicine Bow National Forest- Chainsawing Sponsored by: USFS This crew was hard at work clearing fallen trees off 8 different trails in Medicine Bow National Forest. They hiked and cleared 67 miles of trail in total! For the crews education day they had the opportunity to learn about cross cut sawing a technique … Continue reading Hitch 4, 2018 (July 9- July 18)
Crew 1- Bridger Teton National Forest- Wildlife Friendly Fencing Sponsored by: United States Forest Service Crew 1 spent their time building and repairing a wildlife friendly let down fence for seasonal migration in the Bridger Teton National Forest outside Alpine, WY. They also helped to clear out a trail and supply some firewood to the … Continue reading Hitch 6, 2019 (August 5- 14)
Crew 1- Medicine Bow National Forest- Trails Sponsored by: United States Forest Service Crew 1 spent their time around Med Bow Peak and in the Savage Run Wilderness working to clear over 17 miles of trail. The work consisted of primarily cutting out deadfall, the crew cleared out 157 trees with a chainsaw and 389 … Continue reading Hitch 5, 2019 (July 22-31)
Crew 1- Medicine Bow Routt National Forest- Trails Sponsored by: United States Forest Service This crew spent their hitch clearing 17.5 miles of trail in the Sierra Madres. The work consisted of logging out 910 trees with chainsaws and 113 trees with crosscut. The trails covered both wilderness and non-wilderness areas. For the crews educational … Continue reading Hitch 4, 2019 (July 8- July 17)
Crew 1- Routt National Forest- Trails and Cutting Sponsored by: United States Forest Service (USFS) Crew 1 spent a majority of their time clearing trails inside and near Mt. Zirkel Wilderness just Northwest of Walden CO. The work consisted of both chain sawing and crosscutting deadfall near and on the trail, as well as hauling … Continue reading Hitch 3, 2019 (June 24- July 3)
Crew 1- Sinks Canyon State Park- Invasive Species Removal and Historic Preservation Sponsored By: Wyoming State Parks Crew 1 spent a majority of their time spraying 6 acres of the park to help with the eradication of leafy spurge, an invasive species present amongst most of the park. The spraying was followed by a few … Continue reading Hitch 2, 2019 (June 10- June 19)
Crew 1- Hot Springs State Park- Buck-n-Rail Fencing Sponsored By: Wyoming State Parks Crew 1 kicked off their summer by constructing 0.31 miles of buck-n-rail fence through some of Hot Springs State Parks roughest terrain. They received a taste of just some of the tough work that they'll be completing this summer, as the buck-n-rail … Continue reading Hitch 1, 2019 (May 27- June 5)
The WCC is pleased to announce the crew leaders for the 2019 season! The leaders started in early January with the Wilderness First Responder training and will be participating in our Leadership in Natural Resource Conservation class all Spring. Alongside the course the leaders will prepare for the summer work season by working to get … Continue reading WCC Welcomes the 2019 Crew Leaders!
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Crew 1- Buffalo BLM- Fencing Sponsored by: Devon Energy This crew spent there last hitch doing various work for the Buffalo BLM field office. The work included removing 2 miles of old fencing that was initially for tree rehabilitation, they repaired some buck-n-rail fence, removed fallen trees from Poison Creek trail, repaired a barbed wire … Continue reading Hitch 6, 2018 (August 6- August 15)