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Conservation Corps tackles projects in Fremont County

Jun 23, 2017 - From staff reports

Projects ranging from building trails in the Shoshone and Bridger-Teton national forests in northwest Wyoming to building a yurt at Glendo State Park will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

For the first time this year, the WCC includes a Wyoming Veterans Trail Crew.

The crew -- composed of military veterans -- is involved in flagging new trails, digging in trail tread, constructing stone staircases, building turns for mountain bike trails, constructing bridges and using chainsaws to remove hazard trees.

For the next two weeks, the crews will work on trails in the Shoshone National Forest and trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Later in July, they will move to boundary work and wilderness improvements in the Red Desert and fencing at The Nature Conservancy's Red Canyon Ranch near Lander.

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