Hitch 6, 2016
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Hitch 6, 2016

Crew 1/Long Hair Don’t Care – BLM lands near Buffalo, WY, August 8-17 – Crew 1 headed to the wild BLM lands East of Buffalo to work on removing old barbwire fence that was rusting and causing problems for wildlife. Long Hair Don’t Care worked through miles of fence removal and two miles of clearing … Continue reading

Hitch 5, 2016
Hitches

Hitch 5, 2016

Crew 1/Long Hair Don’t Care, Greys River District, Bridger-Teton National Forest, July 25 – August 3 – Crew 1 was in one of the most beautiful parts of Wyoming near the Greys River outside of Alpine. Most of the work involved buck and rail fencing enclosures to keep the cattle away from the water and … Continue reading

Hitch 4, 2016
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Hitch 4, 2016

Crew 1/Long Hair Don’t Care, Lake DeSmet Conservation District – Buffalo, WY, July 11-20 – Chainsawing. This crew spent long, 10 hour work days buzzing through invasive Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) around Buffalo High School. The overarching plan with the multi-year project is to build a nature trail near the school with interpretive signs focusing … Continue reading

Hitch 3, 2016
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Hitch 3, 2016

Crew 1/Long Hair Don’t Care – Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Wyoming and Montana, June 27-July 6 – This crew quickly became experts in constructing buck and rail fence while continuing Crew 2’s project from last hitch. Overall, both crews accomplished 2.5 miles of buck and rail. Why buck and rail rather than wire?  The … Continue reading

Hitch 1, 2016
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Hitch 1, 2016

Crew 1 (A.K.A. “Longhair Don’t Care”) and Crew 2 (A.K.A. “Thad/Mad”) Glendo State Park, Glendo Wyoming, May 30-June 8 – Every once in a while, our crews head out on a mutual project to combine forces and complete a big project. Preparing Glendo State Park for Glendo Trails Festival became these two crews full-time hitch. … Continue reading

Orientation 2016
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Orientation 2016

This year’s orientation could have been one of the best since the WCC’s creation in 2006. The picture above shows the happy family of 2016 recently trained in chainsawing, trail construction and maintenance to USAF and International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) standards, wood and wire fencing, Leave No Trace, camp cooking, and all the other … Continue reading

Work Locations 2016
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Work Locations 2016

The 2016 WCC field season summer projects range from hard core trail work in Glendo State Park to archaeological site restoration near Newcastle. Corps members will gain valuable experience while developing leadership and outdoor skills on 18 projects that include trail maintenance and construction, fencing, beetle kill mitigation, tree planting, historic preservation, and fuels reduction. … Continue reading

2016 Earth Day
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2016 Earth Day

April 22, Laramie WY – Yet another successful Earth Day on University of Wyoming’s campus.  We moved our tiny workshop into the middle of Simpson’s Plaza and loaded up Laramie’s glass recycling from 11-2pm, collecting over 20 standard sized recycling bins in just 2 hours. Next week, our leaders will drive the trailers full of … Continue reading