My work this past summer was directly funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Another crewmember and I cleared and rehabilitated approximately 75 miles of non-motorized trail in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, including sections of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

This work had not received funding for a number of  years due to the climate in our nations capital.

Next year the program will be expanded to include contract  crews also funded by ARRA.

There is a strong and burgeoning energy among volunteer organizations as well to support the wilderness ethic and accessibility to public lands for sustainable use.


3 thoughts on “axeman

  1. Clark’s nutcracker
    Flammulated owl
    Northern Pygmy owl
    Mexican Spotted owl
    White Faced ibis
    Lots of warblers I’d never seen before, but couldn’t identify.
    2 bears and a bobcat…

  2. noseeum,
    Perhaps you could arrange for db to accompany you on one of your hikes. He could identify the warblers and bears.
    The only time that I got close to any bears was when a mother and her cub decided to eat our charcoal kettle grill (In upstate NY). The three kids were thrilled, their mom (theirs, not the cub’s) was not!

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