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Oregon Summer youth crews, updated Aug. 2nd 2021:


Tribal Stewards will be working with Lewis and Clark National Historic Park to complete numerous habitat restoration projects, working with the tides to carry out tasks all the way down to the sea’s edge, including removal of invasive ivy, scotch broom, and holly, as well as the removal of elk exclosure fencing.


Blue Crew will be working with Lakeview BLM to improve habitat in the Wood River Wetland.  This will include clearing of invasives and brush, and the planting of native species.


Red Crew will be camped out on a lovely island in the Mckenzie River, working on invasives management and trails projects for Eugene Water and Electric Board.


Yellow Crew will be up the Mckenzie, working with the biologists of Willamette NF to clear invasives and improve native plant habitat.


Orange Crew will spend this week restoring trails on Mt. Hood.  Since the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017, the area in the path of the fire has been particularly vulnerable to storm damage, and numerous trails have been closed to the public over safety concerns.  These crews will work with Forest Service staff to repair tread, and restore the accessibility of public lands. 


Washington summer youth crews, updated Aug 2 2021:


WA 2 BLP- Our backcountry Leadership Program is continuing to have their home base as Cady Pass in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, brushing trails and fixing broken pieces of trail with the Pacific Crest Trails Association.


WA 2 ASL- The ASL crew is continuing to work with th White River trail crew out of Mount Rainier National Park. The main focus of their work has been the connector to Hidden Lake trail, Brushing and fixing tread with the Glaciers in sight.


WA 2 LGBTQ+- Finishing up their week of work with the NPS unit at Ebeys Landing, the Rainbow crew moved into working with WA State Parks. They started the week constructing fence around protected species of plants such as Golden Paintbrush, and are going into constructing steps as they complete the fencing work.


WA 2 yellow/orange- After wrapping up a week in Colville National Forest, the crew moved to Cle Elum Ranger District to work on maintaining the trails that connect to the Pacific Crest Trail in the area. Brushing and tread maintenance are their main focus, but they also get the cool job of maintaining and fixing trail structures.