Thank you for the donations!
Thank you to all the people that have donated to the WCCC so far We have received donations from several people so far. Some have given hand tools and others have given chainsaws. We are appreciative of all the donations we have received. Thank You. If you are unaware of what has happened, recently Fox News 4 ran a special segment detailing the robbery the WCCC suffered. You can find the video here. More than $1,800 worth of equipment was stolen from the premises. As a non-p
Seed Collection in Colorado National Monument
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps once again joined the Vegetation Team in the Colorado National Monument to combat invasive species across our park. The WCCC always provides us with valuable helping hands. However, once these species are removed from the landscape, the work is not done. The staff works to help the native plants move back in to a once-invaded area to prevent the invasive species from re-establishing. One way we do that is through native seed collection
Matchett Park Magic
If you haven't heard yet the city of Grand Junction has BIG PLANS for the purposed Matchett park. Working With the City of Grand Junction and The Tamarisk Coalition, the WCCC provided their services clearing invasive Tamarisk and Russian olive from the Indian Wash Drainage that runs through Matchett park. The long-running project is part of the Matchett Park Master Plan. The WCCC has worked in Matchett for the past 2 years and finished their clearing work of the wash this yea
Colorado River Restoration
One of the more fun projects that the WCCC has the opportunity to participate in is doing invasive species removal on the Colorado River. Working in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area with the BLM river rangers is a favorite for many CorpsMembers. It is easy to see why.... Crews get to work right on the river cutting invasive tamarisk and russian olive. The cutting of tamarisk is especially important as it has a very long tap root that can access deep water resour
Oh Be Joyful
The small mountain town of Crested Butte Colorado has much to offer, from skiing and mountain biking to hiking and whitewater boating. The Oh Be Joyful Campground Managed by the BLM is a popular spot for anybody visiting the area and is becoming even more popular. With increased visits to the area, LNT becomes essential to maintain the campground. So the BLM asked the WCCC to do some work at the Oh Be Joyful campsite, putting in new fire rings where previous campers had devel
Fencing, Burgers, and Views
The week of July 12, 2016: The crew is out working on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of The Gunnison. The project this week is to build fence for the National Park Service. Building fence can be hard work. The crew needs to cut a path through the thick underbrush of sage and gamble oak along the park boundary. Then they string a line to ensure the fence will be straight. Many of the tools and materials are carried in by hand. Holes are dug for wood posts and then T posts a
Ice Cream Social!
Today we celebrated the momentous occasion of finishing 10 weeks of work in the Colorado National Monument! The same crew has been working tirelessly in the some times triple digit heat, through the canyons, on the roads, and up and down the switch backs since the beginning of the season. Through rain storms, lightning , and 100+ degree days with no shade the crew worked side by side with Colorado National Monument staff. So on Thursday, July 6 the Colorado National Monument