Was the OHV heading for one of those illegal tracks into the Farnum Roadless Area? Photo Jean Smith
Make a Difference – Give Back – Have fun! Volunteer to Protect the Farnum Roadless Area Packer Gulch Restoration Project Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Please register now
Volunteers will work with Forest Service staff to continue Wild Connections’ work to protect the Farnum Roadless Area in South Park. We will close and reseed illegal motorized routes that are invading the Farnum Roadless Area from Packer Gulch south of the Tarryall Reservoir, negatively affecting area wildlife and native vegetation.
Work for this project will include installation of post and cable fencing, raking and seeding, and placing slash on the routes. Pre-augured post-holes will help make this a volunteer-friendly, quick project, and with sufficient sign-ups, we could be done in one day! But we need YOUR help!
Work side-by-side with your Forest Service staff, Wild Connections volunteers and other kindred spirits to restore National Forest land that has been heavily impacted by illegal motorized travel. Give back to the public lands we all love and enjoy, learn new skills and have a lot of fun.
Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch will be provided. Youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Optional camping the night before is available. Thursday, August 3 will be our weather back-up day.
Registration is required and space is limited. Contact John Sztukowski, Wild Connections’ Wildlands Conservation Coordinator, at email@example.com or 817-939-4239 for questions and to register.
2017 Restoration Project Monitoring Hikes Green Mountain - Saturday, August 19 Last of a series of hikes to some of our favorite places
What did volunteers accomplish with digging, raking, cementing, dragging and giving back to these wild areas? Are the closures secure? Are the critters moving through? Are hikers enjoying the solitude and sounds of just the wind and water?
Wild Connections will guide these combination hiking and monitoring trips. Some folks will focus on photos and descriptions of changes; others will just enjoy a fine excursion into the back country. Those of you who worked on the projects are especially invited to come. Click the images for an enlarged view. Farnum Peak and Selkirk Gulch were completed in July Green Mountain, August 9 10 am-3 pm We'll return to the west slopes of Green Mountain in Pike National Forest, near Bailey, to discover the progress of our ongoing restoration of the area, last monitored in 2015. Though a short 4 mile round trip, the hiking is challenging because the roadway has been obliterated, so we'll follow its remnant off-trail. We'll check for revegetation, wetlands revival, wildlife recovery (we spotted elk on our last visit) and any illegal intrusion, and discuss our findings. Please wear sturdy hiking boots and bring raingear, water, snacks, and lunch. Photographers welcome! Registration is required, Contact Lee Patton to RSVP and for trailhead directions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-777-4396.
Trips are sponsored by Wild Connections, Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Times are trailhead to trailhead.
Wild Connections 2168 Pheasant Place, Colorado Springs CO 80909 email@example.com