On September 3rd, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act establishing the National Wilderness Preservation System protecting federally designated wilderness areas. Wilderness areas distinguish themselves from other protected lands due to the way in which they are managed. The Wilderness Act defines these protected landscapes in saying, “a wilderness, in contrast […]
Conservation Programs Blog
Check out the Internship Spotlight interview on the University of Montana website. http://www.umt.edu/internships/imx/Rocky%20Mountain%20Conservancy%20Article.pdf Thanks U of M for taking an interest in our programming and connecting so many students with the work we do!
The Estes Crew had a great final week of work. Monday to Wednesday we worked on a very challenging project on the Wild Basin Trail just before Calypso Cascades. For this project we were replacing an old turnpike in a very muddy area. This week was by far the dirtiest we ever were this season. […]
The Shadow Mountain Crew took a different approach to their moment in the “Crew Spotlight.” In an effort to get everyone involved, each member and leader cited their favorite moment from the season both inside and outside of work. Enjoy! My favorite work memory was on the third day of our backcountry trip over the 4th of […]
This week Boulder Crew went on their first overnight trip at Lost Lake near Hessie Trailhead in the Indian Peaks. We were lucky to have Geoff join us on Wednesday, He helped us break down excessive campfire rings at the nine campsites along the lake. Over the two day period we managed to takeout 30+ […]
The Red Feather Crew spent this work week car camping. Having set up camp in a beautiful meadow thriving with nonthreatening wildlife, with the exceptional male deer, the crew set out to explore and maintain Trap Park, Corral Creek, Big South, Peterson Lake, and Mt. Neota trails. Work this week included building and clearing out […]