A news crew was out today, from KJCT News 8, shooting a commercial for the Western Colorado Conservation Corps. I cant give you all the particulars on what will be in the commercial, but I can tell you it will be exciting! Keep an eye out for our new TV commercial and check back in on our Facebook Page and the Blog on our website for more current events, projects, and celebrations.
Raggeds Wilderness Trail Repair and Reconstruction
The Paonia Ranger District (PRD) is a remote district of the United States Forest Service, tucked in the mountains of western Colorado. Paonia has a long history with the Gunnison National Forest for providing backcountry opportunities for the American public. Predominant use of the forest is by foot and horse. The trails are single-track arteries into the remote interiors, providing the willing user with an authentic Colorado backcountry experience. Over the years, maintenan
Crested Butte: Crushed it!
With 2 crews working almost 2000 hours over the last 4 weeks in multiple areas for the crested butte land trust and the town of Crested Butte we accomplished quite a bit. 15 truckloads of slash was hauled off An acre of plants was transplanted 174 gal of herbicide was sprayed on 64 acres of weeds and along 46 miles of trail 4.5 acres of weeds were pulled 7 water bars, 25 kinks, 5 stream crossings, and 1 water culvert were constructed along the 13 miles of trail that was impro
Gunnison Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration: An Introduction
Our Crew has started working on the Gunnison Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Project. This is an intensive Project that involves many groups, organizations, and parties. We will introduce our project partners and funding agencies in later posts but would like to give you an introduction to the work we are doing now. The Gunnison Sage Grouse is classified as a threatened species and is protected by the endangered species act. Part of the reason this species is threatened is du
Tamarisk Coalition: 3rd Annual Raft The River
On August 27th, join The Tamarisk Coalition and local river experts for "Raft the River," a fun, educational float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 1pm~6:30pm. Plus, live music from Jack+Jill! This one-day float trip will provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at the work being done to rejuvenate the treasured riparian (riverside) area in the Grand Valley. Talk with local river experts and explore past, current, and future riverside res
When asked to create a blog post, I almost had a heart attack! If there is one thing you need to know about Marcus it would be, Marcus does not like to wright (write)... Good thing my outstanding bosses have only asked me to create one or two. Given that, I will overcome and conquer my fear of writing and put down a few words. When contemplating service with a conservation corps you need to ask yourself, why? If you are considering doing it solely for the stipend check, you m