Sage Grouse Project - people standing beside logs for trail maintenance

Wet Meadow & Riparian Restoration in Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitats

Funded by Great Outdoors Colorado in collaboration with the Upper Gunnison Water Conservancy District, youth corps crews from Western Colorado Conservation Corps spent two weeks in 2018 assisting in a collaborative, large-scale wet meadow restoration that improved habitat for the listed Gunnison Sage-Grouse.

Oh Be Joyful Project - clean trail near a campsite

Oh Be Joyful Campground Redesign

In 2018 the Bureau of Land Management Gunnison Field Office and Colorado BLM Engineering worked to complete a campground redesign at Oh Be Joyful Campground near Crested Butte, Colorado. In September a Western Colorado Conservation Corps crew spent two weeks completing campsite delineation work on 26 individual campsites and one group campsite.

North Inlet Trail project - people working on clearing stone and logs along a trail

North Inlet Trail Project

In 2014, a Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ (RMYC) trail crew completed four weeks of trail maintenance work on the North Inlet Trail, a stretch of woods through the southwestern portion of Rocky Mountain National Park. The work was concentrated within the first few miles of trail from Grand Lake, Colorado.

Eleven Mile Project - photo of the prairie and mountains in the back, crew working in the field

Eleven Mile State Park Fence Repair

In 2014, Southwest Conservation Corps spent two weeks of work at Eleven Mile State Park completing a fence maintenance project. The project required that the entire 30-mile perimeter, 4-strand, barbed-wire fence line of Eleven Mile State Park be checked for breaks and repaired wherever the breaks or damage occurred.

The Baxter Gulch Trail Project

The Baxter Gulch trail project was a multi-year, multi-phase project to build a trail from Crested Butte into an otherwise remote and inaccessible area of public lands.