Representatives from government and private sectors were on hand to answer questions; some of the organizations were Target, Walmart, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, and the Montana Conservation Corps.
Last week, workers with the Montana Conservation Corps installed steel posts in the middle of nine trails connecting private property and BOR land around the lake. They also placed grass seeds, to restore natural vegetation.
This year the Teton Basin Ranger District is hiring a Montana Conservation Corps crew. Those workers will mostly focus on the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness trails, from Coal Creek all the way to Indian Meadows.
The crew will spend its time opening up trails for hikers and horseback riders by lopping, brushing, and limbing. The forest service does a lot of early-season removal of downed trees but rarely has the resources to give the wilderness trails more attention.
This past March, the theme for Women’s History Month was “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” To close out the month-long celebration, we wanted to talk to women who literally blaze trails: the women of Conservation Corps.