On May 30, 2015 members of Wilderness Corps backpacked into Maggie Lakes to gather information on downed trees along the route, document water sources for future trips and to see what signs we need to replace. This is the report that Wilderness submitted to the Sequoia National Forest.Continue Reading
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.”
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.Continue Reading
The Golden Trout Wilderness encompasses over 300,000 acres along the southern Sierra Nevada in California. Roughly one-third of this area lies within the Sequoia National Forest and the rest in neighboring Inyo National Forest. Within the Golden Trout Wilderness is the North Fork of the Kern River, the drainage of the Little Kern River as well as over 100 miles of high-country streams. The uniqueness of this place comes from both the quality of the wilderness and the variety of wild trout found here.Continue Reading
Beth and I had already been on that trail and cut 10 trees on the recon trip we did a few weeks prior. On March 03/28/15 & 03/29/15 Wilderness Corps Leadership and six Wilderness Corps volunteers camped out at the Santa Barbara Canyon trail head in the Dick Smith Wilderness.Continue Reading