AmeriCorps NCCC Teams Helps Renovate St. Peter’s Dome Trail

Cable, WI—October 8, 2019— An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team is serving with Chequamegon Nicolet Forest from Sept.15 to Oct. 11. The team is helping renovate and enhance the St. Peter’s Dome trail that was washed out in a flood in 2016.

The AmeriCorps NCCC team of eight from the North Central Region campus in Vinton, Iowa, is clearing brush from the trail, stabilizing the foundation of the trail, and creating stem crossing and stair features using natural materials. The team is also creating and improving the water irrigation system for the trails so that the water won’t erode the trail and constructing a rock causeway to improve footing and stabilization for hikers.

Through their service, AmeriCorps NCCC members are helping provide a more enjoyable experience for outdoor recreationists that visit, strengthening the tourism of rural community, and helping foster land stewardship ethic in the National Forest visitors.

“I’m really looking forward to expanding my knowledge of trail maintenance, while helping fix what a natural disaster ruined,” says Kailie of Washington State.  

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's northwoods, managing lands for multiple uses including forestry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, fisheries management, special forest products gathering, wilderness and natural areas management.

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AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps unit engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.  The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.)

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