• Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area

  • 2014 Cliff Lake Campsite Restoration

  • Mystery Lake restoration project

  • Saved Trout Cabin

  • End of Season in the Sierra's

  • 2015 Training

  • Wilderness Character

  • Santa Barbara Canyon Trail - Clear

  • Fuels Reduction Service

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Fuels Reduction Service

Take a look at this video we found over on Wild Fire today. This is a great example of why Wilderness Corps provides a Fuels Reduction Service. We have teamed up with the Conservation Corps to further enhance this service and give us the manpower to make this service work. “Without Fuels Reduction, thinning and prescribed burns you get these Mega Fires, like the Rim Fire.”

Wilderness Character

Wilderness Corps - Wilderness Chartarcter
We are directed to preserve, protect, and perpetuate wilderness character. But what is wilderness character?
USFWS policy contains this discussion: Preserving wilderness character requires that we maintain the wilderness condition: the natural, scenic condition of the land, biological diversity, biological integrity, environmental health, and ecological and evolutionary processes. But the character of wilderness embodies more than a physical condition. (It) refocuses our perception of nature and our relationship to it. It embodies an attitude of humility and restraint that lifts our connection of the landscape from the utilitarian….. to the symbolic realm serving other human needs. We preserve wilderness character by our compliance with wilderness legislation and regulation, but also by imposing limits upon ourselves.

End of Season in the Sierra’s

USFS Mules Packing Wilderness Corps

The season has ended in the Sierra. Wilderness Crops had a great season in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness this year! We accomplished our goals and look forward to working with the Sierra N.F. Wilderness Crew next year.

We had over 200 hours of volunteer time, obliterated 57 Illegal campsites, removed 40 pounds of trash (old cans, glass bottles, burned foil food packaging packaging, and discarded clothing), and contained 5 Legal Camp Sites.

We would like to thank our Volunteers for their service and next year we hope to have more trips and we hope to have more trips in the South Sierra Wilderness, Domeland Wilderness and for those of you that don’t like backpacking or cannot we hope to have some OHV trails to keep up early in the 2015 Season.

2015 Training

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Wilderness Corps will have some training available in 2015 for Volunteers who would like to get Crosscut Certified and/or get your Chainsaw Certificate. We will also have First Aid and Wilderness First Responder classes available via Backcountry Medical Guides. This would be a great time for new volunteers to learn some new skills and returning volunteers to acquire hone up your skills.

We hope to send some folks to the Region 5 Wilderness Ranger Academy again this year.

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