Selkirk Habitat Restoration Work Days North Tarryall Creek near Como
Volunteers worked with Forest Service staff over four days to protect the North Tarryall Creek in Selkirk basin. The South Park Ranger District has identified a growing problem with illegal dispersed camping and illegal motorized travel that is invading the headwaters of the North Tarryall Creek adjacent to the Selkirk Campground causing increased sedimentation, significant erosion and damaging impacts to the flora and fauna of this area.
Work included installation of post and cable fencing along the main road near Selkirk Campground, scarifying, seeding and placing bush and logs on some illegal OHV tracks, and preparation of two seasonal gates to protect wintering and calving areas surrounding the campground and wetlands area.
Many thanks to all the volunteers and partners Park County Land and Water Trust Fund, South Park National Heritage Area, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Coalition for Upper South Platte and the South Park Ranger District.
These photos were taken by John Stansfield, Misi Ballard, Jim Lockhart and Deb Overn. More to come...
February trip to Selkirk Gulch Restoration Project We thought you'd like to see the photos
Skis and snowshoes transported people up the N Tarryall valley where the restoration project looks quite different under the snow. It was one of those Colorado days - brilliant sun and then snow squalls.
Thanks to Pete Bond for organizing the trip, Misi Ballard and Kristin Skoog for helping guide and John Rankin of the Fairplay Flume and Bill Sickles for the photos.
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Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds. They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.