Green Mountain, located about 10 miles northwest of Deckers, was the site of a road closure and restoration of an illegal motorized mud-bogging area conducted by Wild Connections and affiliated groups in the summer of 2011.
Come see how the unroaded area is re-vegetating, being reclaimed by nature!
This will be a moderate six-mile off-trail hike with about 700 feet elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, raingear, clothing suitable for weather conditions, and footgear suitable for off-trail hiking. A carpool from Colorado Springs will be arranged.
This trip is sponsored by Wild Connections, Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition.
For more information or to sign up, contact Jim Lockhart firstname.lastname@example.org 719-385-0045.
Revegetation at USFS Green Mountain. Photo Jim Lockhart
Rock Creek Restoration Project continued
Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
South Park, CO near Lost Creek Wilderness
As we continue this ambitious USFS Rock Creek Restoration Project into the summer, we continue to need your volunteer support to protect area wildlife and their habitat. Wild Connections and conservation partner, Colorado Trout Unlimited, are pleased to provide continued volunteer support to the USFS South Park Ranger District in taking a long-awaited giant step toward completion of the Rock Creek Trailhead and Stream Restoration.
Join us for one day of these weekend days or register for both and camp with us for the weekend as we work to improve this heavily impacted area along the Lost Creek Wilderness. The project will expand a busy trailhead for both Colorado Trail and Ben Tyler Trail, repair a heavily-deteriorated edge of the Lost Creek Wilderness, and make way for the reintroduction of threatened greenback cutthroat trout in Rock Creek.
The multi-day project involves a variety of tasks and levels of difficulty: lots of seeding, raking, willow planting, rock rolling, and slash stashing to close decommissioned roads and user-created trails and campsites; and building stretches of buck and rail wooden fence around the trailhead and camping circle.
To register or for more info, contact John Stansfield, WC project director, at 303-660-5849; email@example.com.
Project partner Trout Unlimited will be organizing additional volunteer days in June and July. Wild Connections will announce those days when scheduled.
Rock Creek road ripped, closed, ready for seeding and regrowth. Photo John Stansfield
North Tarryall, South Park. Photo Misi Ballard.
Save the Date!
Wild Connections is excited for two South Park Alpine Restoration Projects that we are cohosting later this summer:
Part 1: August 17-19, 2018
Part 2: September 08-09, 2018
Join us for a weekend or one-day event in spectacular high country at three sites within 10 miles northwest and southwest of Fairplay.
The headwaters of North Tarryall Creek, Sheep Creek and Beaver Creek have been impacted by illegal motorized activity and social trail development, which has damaged the alpine habitat and sent sediment into the watershed. After equipment preps the sites, volunteers will seed and mulch the area.
We'll be camping in a beautiful location with views across a meadow toward the continental divide.
These are the first and second projects in a series extending through 2019. Wild Connections is pleased to be working with long-time partners, USFS South Park Ranger District, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (MRHI) and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV).
Registration is Open!
South Park Alpine Restoration Project Pt 1
Friday - Sunday, Aug 17 - 19, 2018
To register, or for more info, please go to WRV's page here: