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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.]

Packs and Yaks

A view down the nose of a kayak as it floats on a flat river. There are several other kayaks in the distance.

The high desert known as Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most beautiful country that Wyoming has to offer. Our crew did a variety of work for the refuge throughout our nine-day hitch. This work included floating the Green River in kayaks weighed down by packs filled with herbicide with the intent to spray for phragmites; a rapidly spreading invasive. While on this 14-mile float, the crew also collected seeds from many different types of native plants. These plants include Sneezeweed, Sun Nettle, Reed grass, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Rabbit Brush and Milkweed. This was done for the purpose of spreading native plants throughout the refuge's grounds that have been disturbed by construction work. Floating this amazing stretch of country was a unique experience that the crew felt very lucky to be a part of. Support your local Wildlife Refuge!