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The Beaver Basin Wilderness includes 13 miles of stunning Lake Superior shoreline from Spray Falls on the west to Sevenmile Creek on the east. The wilderness is some 3.5 miles deep. The Beaver Basin Wilderness offers opportunities for quiet, solitude, wilderness recreation, and spiritual renewal. The wilderness zone includes 8.4 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail and 8.5 miles of connector trails as well as six backcountry campsites. We have a one week clearance every year to use…Find out more »
Volunteers will pull trail signs and revegetate a trail that connects to Gunner's Ridge Trail. The crew will reestablish the connection where Graveyard Coulee Trail connects with Hungry Joe Trail and will install new signage and rock delineators along Hungry Joe Trail and Gunner's Ridge Trail. The crew will also finish installing last section of the Buccaneer Trail.Find out more »
Volunteers will spend the week working on the Oscar Blevins Loop Trail and the West Entrance Trail. Work will consist of basic trail tread such as building water bars and reconstructing a small puncheon foot bridge. On the John Litton Loop workers will reconstruct a ladder. Tools will consist of handsaws, shovels, hammers, rakes, etc. No powered tools will be used. Chainsaws will only be used by certified staff members.Find out more »
Volunteers will work on two public trails to spectacular beaches along the Trinidad coastline in northern California, where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. These are amazing ocean front public use areas that highlight the California Coastal National Monument’s offshore rocks and islands, coastal forests, sand bluffs and shoreline tidepools. We will replace trail steps at the Luffenholtz Beach Park vista point trail. We will also work on trail steps at the nearby Old Home Beach public trail. These trails…Find out more »
Invasive weed control is a vital and ongoing effort on the Chugach National Forest! We have relatively few infestations, thus our work in controlling weeds has a huge impact. Volunteers will be traveling via train (no additional fee) to Spencer Glacier and Lake area to control dandelions and other non-natives along trails and developed sites. Work will consist of a 4-mile hike with 1,500' elevation gain. The crew will stay at Spencer until Wednesday before departing to camp at Porcupine…Find out more »
Volunteers will be rehabilitating one of the most popular trails in the park. The Old Mount Mitchell Trail leads to the summit of the highest peak East of the Mississippi. Volunteers will perform tread work including side-hilling, building new steps and waterbars and other water diversion structures. Some rock work will be involved. Tools will be provided including hazel hoes, Pulaskis, rock tools, etc. We will also provide safety equipment and detailed instruction in the safe use of these tools.…Find out more »
After three major floods in a two year time frame, resources that would normally go into trail maintenance have gone into flood clean-up. The Goat Loop Trail and Stry Wold Trail have almost completely naturalized as a result. Help with clearing these two trails, potentially re-routing trails so that hikers no longer get lost in these beautiful spots, will be a priority. Working on the trails surrounding the Poplar Creek will be another priority. These trails were heavily damaged in…Find out more »
There are multiple trails that leave from the Historic Loon Creek Guard Station, where the volunteers will be housed, that lead to Wilderness. Because motorized/mechanized equipment is not allowed in designated Wilderness areas, the Forest Service clears downed trees that have fallen across the trail with cross cut saws. Volunteers will receive training in the use and care of our 100 year old saws to be able to safely clear trail. There is light trail maintenance that we will be…Find out more »
Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, noxious weeds eradication and recreation site maintenance. The crew will be transported to and from base camp to the work areas via carpools and or boat with minimal hiking involved. Dependent on the weather, projects may be performed on outer islands. Volunteers will be engaged with a handful of other agency representatives in the San Juan Islands and also working outside of Bureau of Land Management lands. It takes an island and we all share…Find out more »
The Letchworth Branch Trail of the Finger Lakes Trail System is a 27 mile long pathway along the Genesee River as it passes through the gorge within Letchworth State Park. This trail is heavily used by hikers, runners, and visitors to the area as it overlooks the gorge and its three waterfalls. The project will involve creating drainages, rerouting and armoring the trail in the most heavily used sections. Waterbars, ditches, and knicks will be used to help in these…Find out more »