Packer Gulch, located on the west side of Farnum Peak roadless area, has a number of illegal off-road tracks that intrude into the roadless area and cross private land. Working with the Forest Service and local landowners, a volunteer work crew installed post and cable fencing to restrict travel to the legal road.
Some dispersed campsites were ripped and seeded with native grasses. After a winter under the snow, these areas should return to more natural conditions. Wildlife benefits from less disturbance in this roadless area.
The photos, taken by John Sztukowski and Jim Lockhart, show the work day activties in August 2017.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds. They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.