Hitch 3, 2021 Crews head out across the State of Wyoming to work on various projects.
Hitch 2, all 5 crews are back to Pilot Hill to finish up construction on some new multi-use trails!
Crew 1- Pilot Hill Sponsored by: The Pilot Hill Project While working on Pilot Hill, Crew 1 worked alongside Crew 2 and 4 to aid in the construction of new trails. Crew 1 began by clearing the trail corridor of vegitation and rocks to expose mineral soil for the trail tread. Crew 1 worked meticulously … Continue reading Hitch 1, 2021 (May 24- June 1)
The WCC is pleased to announce the crew leaders for the 2021 season! The leaders began working earlier this year by participating in our Leadership in Natural Resource Conservation class that runs all Spring. Alongside the course the leaders will prepare for the summer work season by working to get their S212 Chainsaw Training, Wilderness … Continue reading WCC Welcomes the 2021 Crew Leaders!
This week our crew leaders began volunteer work by collecting bins for Glass Recycling. Volunteering in and around Laramie is one of the many ways that crew leaders not only give back to their community but also earn hours needed to be eligible for the AmeriCorps Education Award. One of our largest and most successful … Continue reading Crew Leaders Begin Volunteer Work
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)