Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach


North Fork Boise River Trail Rehabilitation - Idaho

Idaho's North Fork Boise River Trail

Youth crews reconstruct damaged areas.

The CRT recognizes the North Fork Boise River Trail project in Idaho City, Idaho for their use of youth corps workers. This project reconstructed several sections of trail that had been heavily damaged by wildfire and water runoff.

A Northwest Idaho Youth Corps crew participated in the project. This program offers youth (ages 14 and older) a challenging outdoor learning and earning experience that emphasizes education and personal growth.

For this project, they moved small rocks that had been produced when engineers blasted large boulders on the trail. They filled in talus and rocky sections to build new trail tread. They also constructed two porous rock retaining walls, helped clear over 100 downed trees from the trail, and installed two trailheads and 11 trail junction signs.

Northwest Idaho Youth Corps crew

Northwest Idaho Youth Corps crew

More winners of this award

2023: Statewide Conservation Trails Crew

2021: Evans Creek ORV Area

2020: Monadnock Trail Improvement Project

2019: Lassen Peak Trail

2018: Pole Mountain Trails - Wyoming

2017: Arizona Conservation Corps Mogollon Rim Ancestral Lands Trail Crew - Arizona

2016: Rock Creek Park Bridge Project - District of Columbia

2016: Utah Conservation Corps Bike Crew - Utah

2015: Iowa DNR Americorps Trail Crew - Iowa

2014: Alaska Trails Mobile Tool Trailers

2013: Leicester Hollow Loop Trail - Vermont

2012: Mount Yale Trail Realignment - Colorado

2011: Anchorage Hillside Singletrack Trail System - Alaska

2010: Hyde Park Heritage Greenway - New York

2009: North Bend Lake Equestrian Trail - West Virginia

2007: Continental Divide Trail Alliance Youth Corps

2006: Swallow Falls Trails and Muddy Creek Falls Overlook - Maryland

2005: Superior Hiking Trail - Minnesota

2004: North Fork I and II Trail Projects - Oregon