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Field Program

[Image Description: Two MCC members taking a brief break; one is sitting on a rock, the other is standing nearby. They are both in their uniforms, looking out at the expansive, mountain view surrounding them.]


Spring Cleaning

A crew walks along side the Salmon River. There are snow capped mountains in the distance.

The Wildland Restoration Crews of the Greater Yellowstone and Western Wildlands Regions embarked on a journey deep into the pristine watershed of the Salmon River. After being jet-boated ~30 miles upstream from the road's end, this crew was easily able to immerse themselves in the beautiful and rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The goal of this project was to manage and eliminate vectors for the spread of noxious weeds within the area. This crew surveyed for invasive weeds on Mackay Bar for the benefit of the Slate Creek Ranger District's IPM database. In addition, this crew chemically controlled noxious weeds on the trails and airstrip residing on Mackay Bar. These efforts were aimed to protect the biodiversity of this diverse wilderness. The bountiful wildlife that was seen served as a constant reminder of the purpose of the work for the crew.