Legacy Trails Program Awardee


Pasayten Wilderness Project

This project will implement a number of projects such as the examples below, to address a host of access, safety, and environmental concerns that currently exist within this project area. The MVRD has struggled to conduct an inventory of additional resource concerns and trail needs because many of these trails require significant logout and clearing to enable access. There will be dozens of similar projects to reduce sedimentation and protect watersheds.

Applicant: Back Country Horsemen of Washington
Project Location: Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
Amount Awarded: $100,000.00

1. Andrews Creek - At approximately 5.5 miles from the Andrews Creek North Trailhead the trail is seriously impacted by an intermittent, seasonal flow that turns the existing trail into a seasonal stream. This creates unsafe conditions for stock and hikers and seriously damages the trail. Erosion of the native surfaced trail is causing sedimentation issues in Andrews Creek. Erosion and sedimentation will be reduced by diverting the seasonal stream into a vegetated, stable location that will not pose sedimentation issues to the receiving water body.

2. Boundary Trail - Crossing on Martina Creek (just east of Peeve) – This project will provide pack support to logout the trail to enable a bridge construction crew to access a project site on Martina Creek. The previous bridge has failed at this crossing which means both stock and hikers must ford the river, oftentimes in unsafe conditions. The new bridge, which has already undergone SEPA & NEPA review, will be flown in by helicopter and installed onsite by a construction crew.

3. Boundary Trail – West of Spanish Camp on the Boundary Trail (20+ miles from the trailhead), there is a turnpike that needs repair including replacing a failing culvert. Pack support is needed to transport the new culvert, tools, and crew supplies into this project site. Replacing this culvert will reduce erosion issues.

4. There is a large meadow adjacent to Ashanola Creek, on the Boundary Trail, that contains braided trail within the meadow. Braided trails can lead to erosion issues as users continue to trample delicate meadow vegetation (which is often wet/saturated during the spring months) and inadvertently impact natural resources like soil, vegetation, and pollinator habitat. This project will decommission unauthorized trails within this meadow and improve the main trail to encourage use and minimize impacts by hikers and stock users.

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