Sunrise at Gate's Park


  • July 28, 2014
  • Posted by Shauna Kraut

It was a great feeling for our crew to realize that we could achieve that much in such a short time. Ever since that hitch, we have worked very well together as a crew and have accomplished a lot of work as a team.


Planting trees with Trailku

  • July 28, 2014
  • Posted by Erin O'Leary

planting trees and shrubs
swinging hoedads in the rain
soaked but spirits high

Ready to make our way down the Jefferson River

Mosquito Madness and Muckgrubbing for Milfoil

  • July 25, 2014
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Red crew tackles sections of the Missouri and Jefferson Rivers and Jefferson Slough in search of Eurasian Watermilfoil.

Scenic Point Pano

Shrub Sherpas

  • July 21, 2014
  • Posted by Melanie Hobgood

There is something about these high up, hidden away places that make you see the world around you differently. Thousands of visitors walk the same trail, but they will not see the more-secluded area we were in.

Spruce Park and Wilderness

  • July 14, 2014
  • Posted by Jalmer Johnson

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Wilderness Act it seems appropriate to reflect not only upon what wilderness itself means, but also the actions we have taken to protect the wilderness over the past half century.

CCC planting tree

The Trees of Our Fathers, Part I

  • July 14, 2014
  • Posted by James J. Crumpler, III

Revving up a chainsaw in the morning at a local park to cut down yet another Russian Olive tree, a twisted invasive specie of tree that has four-inch thorns.

Weekend Retreat

  • July 09, 2014
  • Posted by Erin Murray

There is not much in this world that can beat the feeling of overlooking an alpine lake on a beautiful summer day with a refreshing breeze moving through you. That is exactly how the youth crews of Eastern Wildlands spent their July 4th weekend.

This brief overview of our crews exciting first extended hitch includes action, romance, tragedy, moldy bagels, and copious amounts of taffy and bananagrams.

Logging Field Trip at Helena NF

Central Divide Youth Crew

  • July 07, 2014
  • Posted by Alice Butler

Our weekend spent at Fort Benton’s summer festival brought many great things. Highlights included entering + winning a sidewalk chalk contest, a spectacular fireworks show, a feminist reenactment, and a 5k. Schwangggggg.

For 10 days, the Eastern Wildlands Blue Crew worked with sponsors and the U.S. Forest Service to maintain the integrity of two different trails in Custer National Forest.

I use Kool-Aid, coffee grounds, and a spray bottle to demonstrate surface water pollution to fourth graders at Farm Fair.

Watersheds and Whiteboards: a lesson for us all

  • June 22, 2014
  • Posted by Katherine Boyk

To teach the kids about water, I first need to learn how to teach.

Blue Crew’s first hitch of many on the Meriwether Trail!

Student teacher!!

First Hitch At Goose Bay!!!

  • June 10, 2014
  • Posted by Tiana Morris

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”
― Joss Whedon

The invasive crews took a hitch to Northern Idaho this week, and camped in Hellsgate State Park outside of Lewiston, ID, on the banks of the beautiful Snake River.
Highlights of the hitch included: bald eagle sighting, beautiful orange and cloudy sunsets, exploring a roadside cedar grove, crossing the Washington state border, seeing a roadkill bobcat up close, and loads upon loads of native/invasive plant information.

Snowy Camp on the LTBT

YCL Trails Training

  • June 03, 2014
  • Posted by Steven Gang

It was crazy to learn that there was such precision when it came to crafting the perfect trail. This allowed me to better appreciate all of the trails I have been on, as well as understand the hard work and thought that goes into each and every foot of trail.

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