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A Voice For Public Lands

Tupso Pass, photo by Nels Rasmussen, DC

Every day the public is losing access to their public lands such as forest roads to special destinations, hiking trails and campgrounds.  If you love our public lands and the access to get to these places, please get involved!  What can you do?  Get on the mailing list for state and federal lands for proposed access changes such as road closures.  Have a voice and send in your comments that you want these places to remain accessible!  Due to severe budget cuts there is no longer the funding to maintain many of these roads and places and it will involve a strong core of volunteers to keep this access to our American heritage, our public lands.

Save Grade Creek Road!

posted May 31, 2012, 10:23 AM by Martha Rasmussen   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 5:14 PM by Martha Rasmussen ]

Currently forest road #2640 & #2642, Grade Creek Road is suffering from erosion due to a ditch cutting into the roadbed.  This could be fixed if we can get enough volunteers!  The stretch of ditch to be repaired by shovels, mattocks, etc. is approximately 1,500 feet.  This road will need to be adopted so eyes can watch for upcoming erosion problems.  This problem started out as simple ditch erosion and continued to get worse over time.  This is a classic example of why the forest service is closing our roads.  Do we want to pick up a shovel and save Grade Creek Road?  This is the road that takes you to Tupso Pass, Tupso Lakes and Lake Louise.  a work party will happen late July or early August when the snow melts.

Thank You Volunteers!  After 107 volunteer hours the encroaching big leaf willow is cut back and visibility restored!  The ditches are again flowing and culverts are cleared!  This road still needs a lot more work!  We are so happy to say this road has now been adopted by Dan and his family!

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