Field News

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Oregon youth crews, update 6/28/22:


OR 1 Orange Tribal Stewards Crew- This crew is working with the Forest Service in the Blue Mountain Ranger District to install beaver dam analogs. 


OR 1 Yellow Crew: Will be continuing their work at Crater Lake National Park maintaining trails.


OR 2 Red Crew: Is working with the Fremont Winema on a fuels reduction project


OR 2 Blue Crew: Is working with the C2C trail coalition on stinky bob (aka field robert) invasive plant removal in the Corvallis area


OR 2 Orange Crew: Is working with the botany team at the Willamette National Forest on invasive plant management project. 



Washington youth crews, update 6/28/22:


Rainbow Crew: It's still snowy on Mt. Rainier! The Rainbow Crew has been wearing their yellow "banana suit" raingear to stay dry while shoveling snow at the park to make trails and facilities accessible again to visitors. They have also been helping to re-establish damaged trails by digging dirt and cutting back overgrown branches. The crew has also had a chance to do some rock work and they have had fun learning how to use rock bars and teamwork to move large rocks! Check out Northwest Youth Corps' Instagram and Facebook pages to see the Rainbow Crew's work at Mt. Rainier highlighted!


ASL Crew : Our ASL Inclusion Crew will be working with Pacific Rim Institute this week focused on will native plant management and trails! Pacific Rim Institute is a member of the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust that is predominantly run to support our larger agency partner, Ebey’s Landing National Historic Preserve, the only Preserve of its kind within the National Park Service units.


Red Crew: Red Crew is continuing the work they've been doing with the US Forest Service on the Entiat Ranger District. They have been helping to rebuild hiking trails within the Entiat Mountains, just west of Lake Chelan, by widening trail, brushing the corridor, building retaining walls, and digging trails to re-create sustainable trails to better manage all of the snow and rain the PNW gets during our Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. They have been visited by the Trail Crew and are having a lot of fun learning new skills as well as getting to know their crewmates.


Orange Crew: Orange Crew traveled this past weekend from the northeast corner of Washington state to central Washington to join another partner with the WA Department of Natural Resources, this time out of Ellensburg, WA. The crew will be completing trail maintenance and brushing along a popular trail system, which will be much appreciated by the community. They had a great time at their last project site and they have had fun getting to see two new and different parts of Washington already since the start of their session!


Yellow Crew: Yellow Crew is continuing the work they're doing with our friends on the Cle Elum Ranger District just over the mountains south of Leavenworth. They have been maintaining popular hiking trails that remained covered in snow up until early June. These trails required tread and corridor work, and the crew has been working their way through a couple miles of backlogged trail maintenance. They have been having a lot of fun getting to learn about trails and getting to try some new camp food, such as "backcountry falafels"!