Location: City of Rocks National Reserve, ID
Strenuous: 4-8 mile daily hikes
Front country: Tent or car camping in a designated campground
Join us for a week of fuel reduction and planting work in the City of Rocks National Reserve. We’ll work alongside the NPS to remove dead Pinyon Pine killed by black stain root rot and will also be planting native vegetation seed to promote new growth.
Service Project Details
Join us for a week of fuel reduction and planting work in the City of Rocks National Reserve. We’ll work alongside the NPS to remove dead Pinyon Pine killed by black stain root rot and will also be planting native vegetation seed to promote new growth. National Park personnel will cut the trees into large pieces before the start of the project and during the project and our volunteer crew will cut into smaller materials (with reciprocating saws or
hand saws) and carry the material to the park’s dump truck located 100ft. from the project area. The material will then be transported by park personnel to the administrative unit for burning.
Some volunteers need to be able to lift 50 lbs. throughout the day while others can focus on
carrying small materials.
Project Leaders: Dave Pacheco and Beth Haynes
Sunday, April 23rd. The Volunteer group meets in the afternoon at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, an orientation, and will help set up camp and prepare for the work week ahead.
Monday, April 24th. Workday.
Tuesday, April 25th. Workday.
Wednesday, April 26th. Day off.
Thursday, April 27th. Workday.
Friday, April 28th. Workday.
Saturday, April 29th. Break down camp, goodbyes, and depart.
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) – ~168 miles
Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) – ~64 miles
Boise International Airport (BOI) – ~205 miles
Free Time Details
There are over 25 miles of trails in the reserve and Castle Rocks State Park, located in Almo. Individuals can hike, mountain bike, go to the local hot springs, and go fishing. There are plenty of other recreating activities located in neighboring communities within 30 miles of Almo for those looking to branch out.
Front country. Tent or car camping in a designated campground
Strenuous. 4-10 mile daily hikes with ~800' elevation change
Bending, cutting, hauling, carrying, lifting, etc.
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