2016 Habitat Restoration Projects

 

Our Restoration projects have ended for 2016. Check out our Flickr gallery from this year’s pics:
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Restoration Projects 2016   

We have a great set of restoration projects for 2016. . Now in its six year, WW’s habitat restoration program offers volunteers the chance to give back to nature in some of the most beautiful spots on earth! Here are our projects for this summer:

        • Fri. (night) – Sun., Jun 24-26 – Crooked Creek Wetland –The Forest Service recently removed a series of dams to restore a former high elevation wetland; we’ll car-camp in the nearby meadow and revegetate the area with native species. restoration-2016-mid-01
      • Sat., July 9 – Hunter Creek Weed Pull – along with RFOV, ACES, the town of Aspen and Pitkin County we’ll be pulling weeds from around the edges of this May’s prescribed fire in the Hunter Creek Valley to reduce the number of weeds that colonize bare ground created by the fire
      • Fri. (night) – Sun., Aug 26-28 – Lost Man Lake Trail –We’ll be doing some much needed trail work on portions of the Lost Man loop that have become braided and deeply rutted. This wilderness trail is one of the most popular in the Valley and we want to ensure it remains that way. The crew will camp overnight, though you’re welcome to join us for just one day
      • Sun., Sept. 18 – Barbed Wire Removal along the Government Trail –Remove old barbed-wire fencing to help restore this critical elk calving grounds. Each spring hundreds of elk give birth along the Government Trail but there are old scattered fence lines in the area.  Join us for a day of removing them to make this area as safe as possible for the elk.