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Colorado Mountain Club
Restoring Access to Trails in Mount Evans Wilderness
To partner with USFS and Friends of Mount Evans Wilderness and restore access by clearing out multiple use trails after a massive blow down in the Pike NF and Arapaho NF. To create opportunities for volunteerism through training.
Pike and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests
New Mexico Natural Resource Conservation Projects
To implement a comprehensive set of natural resource conservation projects involving 48 youth, from 7 different counties, on 6 different USDA Forest Service Ranger Districts in New Mexico
Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Volunteer Stewardship Projects 2013
To assist our forest partners across 3 districts to help manage forest lands. We will do this through our citizen-volunteer program which enables community members to come together on the forest and get valuable work done.
Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest
Friends of the Teton River
Restoring a Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Stronghold in Canyon Creek, Idaho
To restore fish passage and connectivity to 39 miles of core Yellowstone cutthroat trout habitat on Canyon Creek, one of the last intact fluvial populations in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Caribou - Targhee National Forests
Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Gifford Pinchot Collaborative Road Restoration
To coordinate on-the-ground data collection of road conditions utilizing public involvement in the Upper Swift watershed to help prioritize opportunities for road restoration
Gifford Pinchot Collaborative Road Restoration
Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Community Stewardship Project
To involve local youth and community members in on the ground trainings to restore anadromous salmon habitat and remove invasive exotic species
Six Rivers National Forest, Klamath National Forest
Mountain Studies Institute
Chattooga Fen Collaborative Restoration Project
To restore hydrological and ecological function of 4 acres of Chattoga Fen, a rare wetland. To integrate service learning for 70+ volunteers and students. To enhance recreation. And, to advance the practice for wetland restoration.
San Juan National Forest
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Recreational Trails Enhancement Project
To complete major trail improvement to at least 5 miles of trails in the upper Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley and re-develop a new trailhead at Dingford Creek providing needed amenities and parking.
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church- River of No Return Wilderness Areas Volunteer Stewardship Program
To fund lead wilderness stewards to coordinate and implement volunteer wilderness stewardship projects on the Bitterroot National Forest and Salmon- Challis National Forests.
Bitterroot and Salmon - Challis National Forests
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
Tapash Sustainable Forest collaborative- Oak Creek Restoration
To conduct forest restoration treatments at the Oak Creek watershed in Yakima County, WA. Oak Creek has been identified as the top priority for restoration by the Tapash partners
Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forests
The Watershed Research and Training Center
South Fork Basin Stewards
To engage local community members in watershed monitoring, restoration and habitat improvement activities related to noxious invasive species, water quality, and riparian and fisheries habitat.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
2013 Outdoor Stewardship Volunteer Projects
To engage community volunteers to work on trail construction/restoration and habitat restoration on 5 national forests in Colorado. These 11 projects will include small projects in wilderness areas as well as larger scale projects.
Arapaho - Roosevelt, Pike - San Isabel, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison, White River, and Rio Grande National Forests
Wilderness Society-Washington, DC
To support two wilderness trail crews, a wilderness ranger program and training support for both of these programs through the Wilderenss Skills Institute.
Cherokee, Chattahoochee, Natahala - Pisgah, and Sumter National Forests
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV 2013 Partnership for Stewardship
To engage 1600 volunteers in 35 important habitat restoration and trail projects. To foster community involvement in the stewardship and restoration of local forests, watersheds, streams, wetlands, wildlife habitat and trails
Arapaho - Roosevelt National Forest and Medicine Bow Routt National Forests
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
McCormick Wilderness Wetland Restoration
To increase the amount of restored wetlands in a wilderness area by removing invasive plant species and planting native seeds. Community groups and volunteers will be central in the implementation and outreach of the project.
Ottawa National Forest
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
Pacific Marten Survey with Citizen Scientists
To engage 20 citizens in the hands on monitoring of Pacific marten. The coastal Pacific marten is believed to exist in greatly diminished numbers on the Olympic National Forest if they remain extant at all.
Olympic National Forest
Wolverine Tracking Project
To survey for rare mammals including wolverine, wolves, porcupine and fox in order to collect data needed in managing these species. This project has a volunteer component that will increase knowledge of local wildlife.
Mt. Hood National Forest
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
El Diente Peak Trail Reconstruction Project Phase 1
To complete the first phase of an anticipated two-year project building a sustainably located, durably constructed hiking route to El Diente Peak through the ecologically sensitive Kilpacker Basin in southwestern Colorado.
San Juan National Forest
Upper Yakima Restoration Project
To implement early action priorities in road restoration from a large scale collaborative watershed restoration blueprint for the Upper Yakima watershed.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Friends of the Inyo
Convict Lake Watershed Restoration and Recreation Enhancement
To restore riparian wildlife habitat, protect water quality and enhance recreation in the Convict Lake Recreation area by restoring eroding user-created trails and rehabilitating a very popular lakeshore loop trail.
Inyo National Forest
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners
Escalante Watershed Restoration
To hire a local conservation crew to remove invasive Russian Olive from 75 acres. This project is part of a larger Escalante Watershed restoration effort.
Dixie National Forest
Great Burn Study Group
Forest Stewards 2013-2014
To maintain, restore and protect wildlife habitat and to mitigate recreation impacts on roadless national forest lands along the Stateline between western Montana and northern Idaho. The project emphasizes community and college student involvement.
Clearwater and Lolo National Forests
High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Phase 1 Trail Restoration and Maintenance Program
To complete phase 1 of a five year, 50 mile program by rehabilitating the first 10 miles of trail utilizing volunteers, crew leaders and a US Forest Service boss.
Sierra National Forest
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Thousand Acres Restoration Project
To remove non-native invasive weeds within the high-priority 100 acre project area to prepare the site for reforestation during the next phase, while promoting community stewardship with a two acre volunteer planting project.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
National Wild Turkey Federation
Tree-of-Heaven Treatment and American Chestnut Restoration
To restore approximately 350 acres of American Chestnut habitat will be restored benefiting such species as the ruffed grouse, Indiana bat, cerulean warbler, gray squirrel, blue jay, black bear, white-tailed deer and wild turkey.
Wayne National Forest
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Blue Range Wilderness Stewardship
To assist the Gila National Forest in areas that need to be marked and closed for illegal off-road vehicle routes, as well as implementation of citizen monitoring to survey and remove invasive weeds.
Gila National Forest
Northwest Forest Worker Center
Monitoring of Mushroom and Beargrass Harvests
To enhance management of matsutake mushrooms and beargrass through citizen based monitoring programs.
Deschutes, Fremont-Winema and Gifford Pinchot National Forests
Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc.
Trail Restoration in the Fuel Break Project
To reconstruct, rehabilitate and maintain approximately four miles of unsustainable trail sections of Trail 26, the Pine Canyon Trail, in the Payson Ranger District in northern Arizona.
Tonto National Forest
San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership
San Juan Forest Health Monitoring Project
To implement a forest monitoring program to evaluate restoration treatments on federal and private lands, and to establish a citizen science program as well as evaluate the program and disseminate information to inform adaptive management.
San Juan National Forest
Sitka Conservation Society
Citizen-based Habitat Restoration Monitoring
To involve community members in Sitka and Angoon, particularly students, in collecting field data that will assist the Sitka Ranger District in meeting habitat restoration monitoring needs.
Tongass National Forest
South Yuba River Citizens League
Aspen Regeneration in the Yuba Watershed- Phase 2
To lead volunteers and fill an immediate need to remove competing conifers from diminishing aspen stands. Goals are to increase aspen regeneration, protect critical habitat and natural beauty and engage the community in hands-on stewardship.
Tahoe National Forest
The Lands Council
Monitoring Beaver Relocations
To monitor the watershed restoration activities of beaver we have relocated. We will also perform suitability assessments to locate future beaver relocation sites on the Forest.
Colville National Forest
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Reconnecting Ventana Trails
To mobilize volunteers and professional trail crews to rehabilitate critical segments of the Marble Peak and Black Cone Tails and to protect previous investments in the Cone Peak Network.
Los Padres National Forest
Lower Joseph Creek Stewardship
To implement weed control efforts for high priority weeds, forest stand inventories, and botanical and wildlife surveys in Lower Joseph Creek to accelerate NEPA decisions for forest health thinning.
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
Western North Carolina Alliance
Muddy Water Watch
To reduce sediment impacts from US Forest Service roads to critical headwater streams in the French Broad River Watershed.
Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests
White River Partnership
Upper White River Watershed Restoration Project
To improve water quality, fisheries and aquatic habitat, flood resiliency, and biodiversity in the Upper White River Watershed.
Green Mountain National Forest
Community Conservation Corps
To recruit, train, and equip volunteers in two states and across four wilderness areas to perform stewardship work that will improve wildlife habitat, watershed health, and recreational opportunities while building community connection.
Bankhead, Talladega, and Pisgah National Forest
Collaborative Trail Condition Inventory and Wilderness Character Monitoring
To engage community volunteers to help field staff document trail conditions, clear trails, and monitor wilderness character. This project will increase trail access, trail condition inventory, and community capacity for wilderness stewardship.
Bitterroot, Nez Perce-Clearwater and Salmon-Challis National Forests
2014 National Forest Wilderness Service Projects
To organize and promote a series of weeklong hands-on service projects across the country that provide volunteer labor to achieve planned management goals to protect forest wilderness in partnership with managing Ranger Districts.
Tongass, Humboldt-Toiyabe, Green Mountain, Superior, Gila, Manti-La Sal, Eldorado, Monongahela, Wallowa-Whitman, Salmon-Chalis, White River, Inyo, Sierra, Carson,Flathead, Mt. Hood, Arapaho-Roosevelt, Shoshone and White Mountain National Forests