- July 25, 2017
- Posted by Connor O'Leary
Weeks 1 and 2: Orange crew spent the first 2 weeks of their month long hitch working in the Big Hole Battlefield. At this initial project site the youth had their first experience with fuels reduction and deadwood removal, completing a week’s worth of work in just 3 days. Next our project partner introduced us to the art of setting up memorial teepees in the battlefields Nez-Perce camp loop trail. The work was very rewarding being able to see the memorial camp look more complete at the end of each work day. In total Orange crew set up and re-vamped 38 teepees.
Weeks 3 and 4: The second half of Orange crews’ work was completed near Dillon, Montana. We had project sites in the Beaverhead Mountains, as well as along the Beaverhead river. While working with the BLM our crew obliterated 1.5 miles of closed road with sagebrush transplantation, and water bar installation. This work was exhausting, but the country we had the opportunity to work in made it more than worthwhile. Orange crew loved working with our project partner Ed, and hearing all the stories he had to share about our project sites and the Beaverhead valley.
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