Legacy Trails Program Awardee

 

Trail Rehabilitation in Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest

Utilizing its corps of national service Members, AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) will complete trail improvements over 3-4 weeks in summer 2024.


Applicant: AmeriCorps St. Louis
Project Location: Beaverhead Deer Lodge National Forest, Montana
Amount Awarded: $90,530.00

Projects will include tread rehabilitation, drainage feature construction, drain dip installation, and tread reconstruction to eliminate traffic in unauthorized areas and redirect visitors out of creeks and lowland, meadow areas. The project schedule will prioritize outputs designed to reduce erosion and minimize the impact of visitors on watershed ecosystems. Approximately 67 miles of trails have been identified for improvement. ACSTL will provide a crew of 42 members and three staff, arriving with the tools, supplies, and vehicles. Teams of 5-6 will complete projects on 5-8-day assignments, with weekly coordination by recreation managers. A 20-year partnership exists with district rangers assured of ACSTL capacity. ACSTL staff have a well-developed familiarity with the district and trail conditions. ACSTL team leaders will complete project reports with daily output logs.


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