Alpine-Etna, Wyoming, September 8-17: Our Fall Crew headed to the beautiful Alpine/Etna area to continue saw projects and fencing maintenance. Working with Wyoming Game and Fish out of Pinedale and Jackson, our crew found dozens of trees laying next to or on the fence properties for public lands. The major chunk of the hitch was … Continue reading Hitch 8, 2015
BURNT HOLLOW Management Area, 20 miles of Gillette on Highway 59, August 18, 2015 - Over the last seven years, Devon has partners with WCC in projects all over the state but this project in particular is indicative of the progressive streak held in Devon Energy's values. This ongoing project is dedicated to the enhancement … Continue reading WCC partners with Devon Energy and BLM for Sage Grouse
Hitch 2 welcomed another successful 10 days. Rare is the hitch were we don't impress our agency contacts. Crew 1 - Worked on various projects in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area including work on the historic Mason-Lovell Ranch, a 1884 constructed ranch built by the wild man Henry Lovell known for adventures in the cattle … Continue reading Hitch 2, 2015
Last week, Evan went up to Jackson to meet Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and Chief of the Forest Service, Tom Tidwell. Both Vilsack and Tidwell were visiting Wyoming to not only declare their appreciation for the conservation corps but to announce that efforts are being made to fight fires with money from the Emergency Fund rather than … Continue reading Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in Wyoming
When I first hear diversity, my first thought these days is not human, ethnic, or gender diversity but biological. This could be because much of what the WCC does is to help biological diversity seen in our work for habitat restoration, stream banks, beetle kill mitigation, wildlife fencing, and noxious weed removal. Turns out biological … Continue reading Reflection on Diversity
For the WCC, especially, risk can become something that entails more danger than the average person encounters. We use sharp tools, drive a lot, go to remote locations, and live in that elements. Therefore, risk management is something we must do consciously and with serious consideration.