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Winter Ridge WSA

August 14 - August 16

The Land

As per the BLM’s Vernal field office: The main feature in the northern part of the WSA is Main Canyon, a relatively shallow canyon that drains toward the northwest. Tributary canyons and the northern slopes of Winter Ridge comprise the southern portion of the unit. The WSA has year-round populations of cougar, elk, mule deer, and black bear which are species associated with wilderness. The peregrine falcon and bald eagle and six other animal species considered sensitive may occur in the WSA.


The Work

Our work will focus on travel management. We will install a WSA boundary signs. Additional tasks may include: track raking, rock and natural materials conveyance, vertical mulching, sifting and cleaning nonpermitted campsites, and additional restoration strategies. All tools will be provided, including gloves.

Volunteers Needed: (TBD)
Project Lead: TBD
Contact: volunteer@suwa.org


Itinerary
A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Wed Aug 14 – Fri Aug 16

Project Rating 

Level 2 – Our most common trip incorporates mid- to heavy-lifting, work in remote landscapes at varying elevations, an increased diversity of tool use, and an emphasis on physical fitness and hiking competency.


Camping & Meals

Specific location of camping site(s) will be provided in the Welcome Letter sent to registered volunteers.

SUWA provides select meals, snacks and drinks during the project. Volunteers are responsible for all additional meals not specified in the Welcome Letter during their stay.


Volunteer Responsibilities

Participants are responsible for their own food, water and camping gear as well as transportation to and from the project site(s). Volunteers should plan to be away from camp all day each of the work days. A recommended pack list will be sent along with the project Welcome Letter  (4) weeks prior to the start date.


Registration & Acceptance Timeline

A 2024 General Volunteer Application is required for this project. 

  • When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within (5) working days of submission.
  • In order to ensure participation by the most diverse applicants, we log all applications until (8) weeks prior to the project. At this point, you will first receive a call from our stewardship team to further discuss the project.
  • Following this call, you will receive an e-mail confirming whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”
  • If you are selected for the project roster, you will then complete a Volunteer Agreement.
  • Individuals on the Waitlist List will be contacted if space opens due to cancellation within (2) weeks of the project start date.
  • At (4) weeks before the project start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive a Welcome Letter, with a comprehensive itinerary, including: driving instructions, a Project Map for mobile devices (when applicable), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and any additional information pertinent to the project.
  • Within (2) weeks of the project you will receive a direct call from our stewardship coordinator to answer any additional questions you may have.

If you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please do not hesitate to contact us here or by calling  (435) 259-9151.

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Details

Start:
August 14
End:
August 16
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