2013 Volunteer Projects

Volunteer Group Projects Available for 2013

 

Project name:

Trailhead Fence Construction

Project Type:

Fence Construction

Location:

Dry Fork Canyon

Description:

This project consists of building a post and rail barrier fence up Dry Fork Canyon.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Approximately 600 feet of fence to be built

Difficulty

Arduous.

Number of days

One to two Full 8 Hour days depending on group size

Number of People

Large groups 10-20

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

Digging, planting posts, fence construction.  Please bring shovels and rock bars.

How to apply

Please contact Rene Arce: 435-781-5177 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

Project name:

Dry Fork Flume Trail Fence Building

Project Type:

Post & Rail Fence construction

Location:

Dry Fork Canyon, Red Cloud Loop.  Flume Trailhead

Description:

This project consists of building a post & rail fence around the newly developed Flume Trailhead.  This project is dependent on the development of the Trailhead which is scheduled for spring 2013, and the availability of materials.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Approximately 1000 feet of post & rail fence to be constructed

Difficulty

Arduous

Number of days

A weekend to several days depending on group size

Number of People

10-25

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

Please bring hand tools: shovels, rock-bars, work clothes, etc. we will provide the materials.

How to apply

Please contact Rene Arce: 435-781-5177 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

Project name:

Dry Fork Flume Trail Brushing Project

Project Type:

Trail Work

Location:

Dry Fork Flume Trail

Description:

This is a fun project that consists of cutting and removing vegetation that is growing too close to the popular Flume Trail.  The job requires a good group of people who is willing to work hard using hand tools to cut and remove mostly brush, and small saplings that have started to grow too close to the trail.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Approximately 1.75 miles of trail need to be cleared.

Difficulty

Moderate

Number of days

One Full day

Number of People

Large Group 15+

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

We will provide the tools

How to apply

Contact Rene Arce at: 801-735-6818 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

Project name:

Iron Springs Campground Rehabilitation Project

Project Type:

Campground rehabilitation project

Location:

Iron Springs developed group site along the Red Cloud Loop Scenic Backway.  Vernal Ranger District

Description:

This is a fun project located along the Red Cloud Loop Scenic Backway.  The project consists of painting, clean up, fixing barrier fences, and installing new sections of fence in the area.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

In and around the Iron Springs Developed group site.

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Number of days

One full day for large groups, more that one day for smaller groups.

Number of People

5-20

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

Please bring hand tools: shovels, rakes, work clothes, etc.  We will provide paint, and materials for repairs.

How to apply

Please contact Rene Arce: 435-781-5177 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

Project name:

Sign Repair and Painting Along Red Cloud Loop

Project Type:

Red Cloud Loop Sign Rehabilitation

Location:

Red Cloud Loop, Ashley National Forest, Vernal Ranger District

Description:

This project consists of repairing and re-painting wood Forest Service signs along the Red Cloud Loop Scenic Backway.  This project would require a group to travel the Red Cloud Loop and either work on the signs on site, or remove them and scrape, paint, and replace.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Approximately 30 Miles

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Number of days

1 to 3 Days.

Number of People

5-10

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

You will need your own transportation and hand tools.  We will provide materials and paint.

How to apply

Contact Rene Arce: 435-781-5177 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

Project name:

Sage Grouse Fence Reflector Project

Project Type:

Sage-grouse habitat improvement project.  Sage-grouse are vulnerable to in flight collisions with wire fences.  The project will entail fabrication of reflectors and their installation on wire fences in high use habitat areas.

Location:

Currently, projects can be selected from the following sites: Daggett County/Flaming Gorge Ranger District:  Goslin Mtn, Antelope Flat. Uintah County/Vernal Ranger District: Taylor Mountain, Colton/Gartrel, Brush Creek Mountain, West Diamond Mountain, Deep Creek/Flat Springs, Mosby Mountain foothills/Grouse Creek/Lyman Springs.

Description:

Volunteers will need to commit to complete at least one-mile of fence.  This will include fabricating, transporting, and installing fence visibility markers within the selected sage-grouse breeding habitats.  FS will provide materials, volunteers will fabricate fence reflectors from the materials and hang them from wire fences in the sage-grouse areas.  Reflectors are 3-inches in length and have a reflector tape attached (see attached photo).  Base material is vinyl house siding backing in 20-foot lengths.  The material can be cut in a standard power miter or chop saw with a small tooth plywood style blade.  Must be completed by October 1, 2013.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Volunteer(s) must commit to complete reflector fabrication and installation on at least one-mile of wire fence line.

Difficulty

Considered “Easy”.  However it will require access to and ability to a privately-owned power miter saw for fabrication.  Installation is on relatively level terrain, but will require mobility to walk the fence line and install the reflectors.

Number of days

Estimated 2 days per mile of fence.  One day to fabricate at home, One day in the field to install.

Number of People

Undefined, dependent upon length of fence commitment.  From one person to several such as Boy Scouts, etc.

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

Fabrication will require access to private miter or chop style power saw equipped with a small-toothed saw blade such as a plywood blade.  Vehicle transportation to the fence project area and ability to walk the fence line to hang the reflectors is needed.

How to apply

Contact Dave Olsen, Phone ( 435 781 5181) by May 15, 2013 to apply. 

 

Project name:

Taylor Mountain Information Kiosk Repair

Project Type:

Information Kiosk Repair

Location:

Taylor Mountain Road, Vernal Ranger disrict

Description:

This would be a fun and unique day project for a small group or family.  The project consists of staining wood, and installing cedar shakes shingles on an information Kiosk.

Total Miles/Acres etc.

Close to Vernal.  Information kiosk Located just at the Forest boundary on Taylor Mountain road.

Difficulty

Moderate

Number of days

Half day, but may take up to one full day

Number of People

3-6

Special Skills or Equipment Needed

Some roofing/carpentry experience and willing to use only hand tools to accomplish the job.  Please bring hand tools, we will provide the materials: stain, brushes, cedar shakes, etc.

How to apply

Please contact Rene Arce: 435-781-5177 email: rcarce@fs.fed.us

 

 





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