FDRD jumps into year two with the Youth Forest Stewards! The Youth Forest Stewards (YFS) are a group of high school students who volunteer their time to do trail work, alongside the Forest Service. This summer our crew has participated in five diverse projects. With one more to go!
YFS joined a large volunteer effort on National Trails Day on Tenderfoot Trail. Tenderfoot trail is a heavily trafficked biking trail in Dillon, leaving the turns in rough shape for riders.
Our YFS crew tackled the task of fixing a berm lower on the trail. The vision was to find downed trees and use those to support the turn to make it durable. The Youth Forest Stewards used timber tongs to carry the tree trunks up the trail, debarked them, and fit them into place, creating a rideable turn. The crew dug a borrow pit and used soil to fill in the turn and make it smooth. Some of our stewards from last year were able to take the lead in safety and tool usage.
Thanks to the YFS crew there is a beautiful berm on Tenderfoot, go check it out!