Youth Employment Program
CDT Projects and Equipment
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Successful fundraising will ensure that not only this icon of a trail is improved but also that our mission of job skills training and employment is met.
Why and How
Our program works with many partners to reach our youth job skills training and employment mission. This fundraising event will begin a multi-year project providing 13 miles of single-track trail along a National Scenic Trial- The Continental Divide Trail. Partnering with Lemhi County, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Parks and Recreation and the Salmon/Challis Trail Group as well as the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, this project helps bring to fruition the dream of a single-track route from Mexico to Canada.
YEP has purchased a single-track width dozer that we used on the Bannock Pass reroute in 2021 and 2022. We are now in need of a mini-excavator to complement the dozer capabilities. This unit will help with the several hundred fallen trees in the proposed re-route and the large rocks that need to be moved.
Another use of funding is to be used as an in-kind match in our application to Idaho Parks and Recreation. This funding match is a requirement before the grant can be approved.