Our field crews have been busy tending to the Great Burn region of the Nez Perce Clearwater Forest and Lolo National Forest.
Our joint Great Burn Conservation Alliance and Forest Service crew has been successfully keeping trails functioning and passable all summer throughout the Clearwater National Forest. To date they have installed or cleaned over 50 waterbars, cleared brush and logs from 25 miles of trail, and improved trail tread on over 1000 feet of trail.
Noxious Weed Crew
Kelly Creek is one of the most prized trout streams in Idaho, and provides clean, cool waters for spawning bull trout. Every year, our Kelly Creek noxious weed crew is packed into the backcountry to curb noxious weeds from taking over this valuable habitat. This year, our crew released 10,000 Chrysolina beetles, which are happily munching on St. John's Wort. In addition, the crew sprayed meadows and handpulled weeds near streams, increasing the chance that native flora will thrive.