Field News Recap – March
Idaho has launched two spring young adult crews earlier than ever before. These crews kicked off the season working with our partners the Washington Department of Natural Resources. One of these two crews is our women’s specific crew who have all received their USFS chainsaw certifications before heading out for their first project in the Spokane/Colville region.
This crew has been busy working on campground maintenance, fence repair and removing trash from a natural area. They will be sticking in the same part of the region, but changing gears from Developed Recreation to Community Forestry work with a new partner. They’ll spend their next three weeks thinning a 12-acre parcel that is overstocked with pine trees, reducing wildfire risk in an area badly in need of fuels reduction.
Our red crew has been in the Vancouver, WA region focusing on trail maintenance. This crew hit the ground running, quarrying local rock to use for a large turnpike and rock retaining walls. Despite lots of rain, snow, and high winds, these rock hounds knocked out an impressive amount of rock turnpike, crib walls, as well as some other general trail and campground maintenance. The next stop for this crew will be further west to the Olympic Peninsula to start a clearing corridor for a new mountain bike trail.
Click here to read about what our crews in other states are up to! https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/field-news-recap-march/