Field News

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Oregon Youth 1&2 updated July 7:

Oregon Youth Blue

Blue crew is working alongside Umpqua National Forest Botanist in a project to help restore pond habitat for native turtles and song birds. In Umpqua National Forest, the crew is working and camping near some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers!

 

Oregon Youth Red

Red crew is up in Northern Oregon near Portland at the Bonneville Lock and Dam. Here the crew is traveling to the different islands helping remove invasive species.

 

Oregon Youth Yellow

Yellow crew is in Willamette National Forest just outside of Eugene, Oregon. For this project, the crew is removing invasive species to help restore meadow habitat. The hope is that in time native plants can return to their meadow home!

 

Oregon Youth Orange

Because the project is so important, Orange Crew is on the same project as Yellow Crew in Willamette National Forest just outside of Eugene, Oregon. For this project, the crew is removing invasive species to help restore meadow habitat. The hope is that in time native plants can return to their meadow home!

 

Oregon Youth Purple

Purple crew is working alongside BLM staff at the Wood River Wetland near Klamath Falls, Oregon. Here the crew is working at a truly picturesque site helping trim and plant willows.

 

 

Washington 1
updated 7/6/20

The Red crew, unbeknownst to themselves, has followed the Columbia River down into the Gorge to help the John Day Army Corps of Engineers maintain one of their sites through invasive and brushing projects on the river!

 

The Yellow crew has followed the snowmelt into the sound and has arrived in the South Puget Sound to work with Capitol Land Trust. The Yellow crew will be helping to brush and remove invasive species on some preserved lands on the sound.

 

The Orange crew will be going backcountry for the next two weeks! In partnership with the Umatilla National Forest and Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, the crew will be helping to cut back brush on a closed down horse trail nearly 3 miles down a trail serviced by NYC last year.

 

The Purple crew is continuing to hone their technical rock projects with our friends at Mt. Rainier National Park. The park is currently only open to day-use visitors which is allowing for space to work on larger trail structures.

 

 

Somewhere in the scenic wilderness your youth will be making new friends and contributing to important conservation projects. Whether they are clearing brush, rehabilitating forests, or building new trails, they are on an adventure of a lifetime.