The Youth Employment Program
has completed many projects over the past twenty years!
Most of our projects have been with the BLM or Forest Service, however there have also been many projects with the state, county, city, universities and numerous private land owners.
YEP has built a wide range of fences. Jack fence and range fences of several configurations are the most common types of projects. In a typical season we will put up 15,000 to 20,000 feet of new fence. Here in the Salmon/Challis there are always fences to build and we are always ready to build or repair them. We are the only youth corps building fence nearly 12 months out of the year.
Conservation and Wildlife Enhancement
We have crews that inventory, control, and map noxious weeds. We have developed wildlife springs, along with the troughs associated with the new water supply. Wildlife habitat projects are a common activity. Our crews have done fuels inventory, hazard tree removal, insect control, and forest measurements.
Trail Crew work is some of the hardest and most physical challenging work and is a big part of YEP's work load. Annually we work for the BLM and the Forest Service to clear, build and re-claim over 100 miles of trail. Every trail has different requirements. No matter what those requirements are we have the tools for the job, and the work ethic to get it done. Our crews "fast and light" approach, combined with our extensive local knowledge of the area, means that wherever the project is, we are there ASAP. YEP is clearing trees and digging dirt while most out of state crews are still in town trying to figure out which way north is.
There are very few projects that YEP isn't willing to take on. As long as our crews are able to get proper training and tools, they are capable of achieving a wide array of projects.
Have a project for the Youth Employment Program? We are always looking for work for our youth! E-mail us via the "Contact" link at the top of this page, and we will find a way to complete your project!