YEP Trail Crew
We would like to thank the North Zone field office of the Salmon Challis National Forest for making this challenging and valuable work opportunity available to our local youth!!! In this picture the YEP trail dogs are back form a long backpacking hitch up Makim Creek trail, great work up there guys!
North Zone crew
YEP trail crew digging in the dirt nearing the top of Makim Creek Trail.
YEP Trail Dogs
YEP North Zone trail crew on Makim Creek trail. These guys are always so annoyed with me when asked to stop work to take a picture... We admire the good work ethic guys!
YEP on Stein Mtn Trail 2011.
North Zone Trails, YEP crew members and local volunteers ride the Stein Mtn trail after YEP reclaimed all the trails in the Wagon-hammer area.
Basin Creek Trail
YEP Trail-dogs digging on the Basin Creek Trail to fix erosion issues. South Zone Salmon Challis Forest Service project.
Levi and JO packing Rock
More erosion control work to be done in the South Zone.
North Zone, Cove Creek Trail
YEP trail crew reclaiming the Cove Creek trail after the Mustang Fire came through in 2013.
Log Work 1
what cha guna do with that big ole log fellas? that's about a cord of wood aint it?
Log work 2
all most there...
Log work 3
YEP boys and girls get the job done!
Log Work 4
A job well done boys and girls! Thanks to the South Zone of the Salmon Challis Forest for the work opportunity!
Willow planting, Salmon river
YEP conservation crew working with out partners Inter-mountain Aquatics to prevent further erosion on the banks of the Salmon River.
Jo, Luke, and Dom
taking a moment for a crew shot.
Cooper laying out a fence at Nancy Cummings Ranch with YEP Miny-X
Fence Building Buggy
Loading up the buggy to build more fence, this was for a 4 mile fence project at the Salmon Hot Springs
Another wash out #1
Yep Crews and FS trail coordinator working on an eroded section of trail in the South Zone
Another Washout 2
Nice work guys and thanks again to the South Zone field office for the helpful instruction and job skills training!
Bringing User Groups together
North Fork District Ranger Ken talks with YEP, SIMBA, and Back-country Horsemen as we kickoff another one of many Volunteer based trail projects. Thanks to all who came out and dug in the dirt!!!
SIMBA/YEP volunteres get it done!
And a special thanks goes out to Cody for being always present when its time to do anything bike... See you on a YEP trail Crew soon Cody!
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!