Field News Recap – April 2024



Idaho Update:

In April, Idaho’s Red crew started out on a bridge project on the Sawtooth National Forest with Minidoka Ranger District. They carried stringers and decking (beams and walkway support), built gabions (large cages filled with rocks or concrete), and worked on a footbridge heading out of Harrington Creek picnic area onto Harrington Creek trail. Their next project took them north to Coeur d’Alene, ID, where they spent two weeks brushing and logging out the Canfield Mountain Trail System for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, joined by Washington’s red crew. Next, they returned to Harrington Creek and continued working on trail maintenance on the Minidoka Ranger District. Here, they worked to widen the tread and brush the overgrown sections. For their last week in April, they moved to Idaho City to complete tree surveys for the Boise National Forest.

Orange crew began the month finishing a fencing project they had started in March – repairing cattle enclosure fencing for the Boise BLM at Trail and Wolf creeks. They then moved to the same Harrington Creek trail project that red crew had just left – fixing trails and finishing the bridge. They then moved up to Coeur d’Alene, where they continued trail maintenance on Canfield and then moved to the Chilco Mountain Trail. To close out April, Orange Crew returned to the Boise BLM and worked to finish a fence removal both crews had started in March. 

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