Legacy Trails Program Awardee

 

Lower San Francisco River Wilderness Study Area

Fence repair and a FS managed gate will be installed to further delineate the WSA boundary and to discourage vehicle use. WSA Boundary and vehicles prohibited signs will also be placed at this location. Foot and horseback travel will be accommodated. Additional WSA boundary and portal signs will be installed at locations determined to be the most suitable and effective for visitors.


Applicant: New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Project Location: Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest, New Mexico
Amount Awarded: $32,217.00

Timeline of Accomplishments and milestones

Early February 2023

o Coordinate and plan first spring project with FS staff

o Project outreach and volunteer coordination

March / April 2023 (weather, conditions, fire restrictions permitting)

o First project to install pedestal signage and rock gabions

o Trash and debris cleanup (if needed)

o Install additional boundary and portal signage where needed (if time and proximity to work site allows)

May / June 2023

o Debrief and assessment of success for first project with FS staff

o Coordinate and plan second fall project with FS staff

o Project outreach and volunteer coordination

FOREST CLOSURES TYPICAL IN JULY-AUGUST DUE TO FIRE RESTRICTIONS

September / October 2023

o Second project to install additional pedestal signage and rock gabions

o Trash and debris cleanup (if needed)

o Install additional boundary and portal signage where needed (if time and proximity to work site allows)

November / December 2023

o Debrief and assessment of success for second project with FS staff

o Coordinate and plan third spring project for 2024

o Project outreach and volunteer coordination

March / April 2024

o Third project to repair fence line and install FS gate at WSA access point

o Trash and debris cleanup (if needed)

o Install additional boundary and portal signage where needed (if time and proximity to work site allows

May / June 2024

o Debrief and assessment of success for third project with FS staff

o Coordinate and plan fourth fall project

o Project outreach and volunteer coordination

FOREST CLOSURES TYPICAL IN JULY-AUGUST DUE TO FIRE RESTRICTIONS

September / October 2024

o Fourth project to install additional pedestal signage

o Install any remaining boundary and portal signage

November 2024

o Project Evaluation and reporting (before and after photos included)

New Mexico Wild has strong partnerships with several stewardship, education, and conservation organizations involved in the care for this region, including Heart of the Gila, Backcountry Horsemen (Gila Chapter), Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, Aldo Leopold School, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Volunteers for the outdoors, Boy Scouts of America, the Hermosa Project, UNM Wilderness Alliance, NM Wildlife Federation, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, and REI. We plan to engage with these partners during the outreach process to organize a diverse group of volunteers to help complete this project. We will plan the activities to be accessible for youth groups to engage and educate the next generation in land stewardship.

One contractor, Jesse Furr, will be employed for the design and creation of interpretive messaging for signage barriers. Jesse worked for New Mexico Wild as a seasonal ranger for 3 years. Jesse has designed signage for the Glenwood Ranger District, his work is excellent, and it meets the needs of the Forest Service.


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