Winter Backcountry Safety

By |2020-12-29T23:47:17+00:00December 18th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Winter Backcountry Safety This year has brought an exponential increase in demand for recreation in our mountain community and with the winter season well underway, we feel it's pertinent to get proper safety information out to the masses. Winter recreation, including but not limited to: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, touring, snowmobiling

FDRD Scholarship Spotlight

By |2020-12-01T20:31:13+00:00November 30th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

FDRD Scholarship Spotlight This spring FDRD had the honor of awarding a couple $1,000 scholarships to two local Summit High seniors. This was the first time we offered an FDRD Scholarship, but we will continue the tradition for years to come. We recently caught up with Jessica and Jeremiah, our

5 Steps to Follow When Cutting Down a Christmas Tree in Summit County

By |2020-11-24T19:10:16+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

5 Steps to Follow When Cutting Down a Christmas Tree in Summit County Everything you need to know about cutting down your own Christmas tree in the White River National Forest's Dillon Ranger District. Step 1: You must purchase a Christmas tree cutting permit BEFORE you cut your tree

Summer 2020 Accomplishments

By |2020-11-23T19:10:51+00:00October 27th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Summer 2020 Accomplishments SUMMER 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Summer of 2020 brought in plenty of new variables that FDRD programming had yet to encounter, including face coverings, physical distancing, sanitization protocols, and group size restrictions. Our dedicated FDRD staff worked harder than ever to make sure we were still able

Spruce Creek Turnpike Construction

By |2020-10-06T15:25:48+00:00October 4th, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Spruce Creek Turnpike Construction SPRUCE CREEK TURNPIKE CONSTRUCTION The Spruce Creek Trail in Blue River is highly trafficked by trail users on their way to the Mohawk Lakes basin. The trail crosses a number of wet, boggy areas. One particular section was seeing a high amount of resource

August 2020 Project Accomplishments

By |2020-08-31T23:24:31+00:00August 31st, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

August 2020 Project Accomplishments AUGUST 2020 PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS August was a busy and successful month for us, after slowly easing back into public volunteer projects in July. Take a look at what we've been up to! Constructed over 2,000ft of new trail on the Groovy Uvi

Completed Hippo Trail Reroute

By |2020-08-31T19:08:07+00:00August 31st, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

Completed Hippo Trail Reroute COMPLETED HIPPO TRAIL REROUTE The Forest Service in partnership with a number of volunteer organizations have completed a new Hippo trail in the Soda Creek Area. The old trail will be closed and restored this September with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. A new trail has

New Sunset North Trail & Bridge

By |2020-07-31T19:19:57+00:00July 31st, 2020|Environmental and Trails|

New Sunset North Trail & Bridge New Sunset North Trail & Bridge Sunset North Completion: 1 mile new trail construction Sunset North Trail in the Salt Lick Trail System was completed this past month, thanks to a variety of land managers, community members, and volunteer organizations! It is a

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