• Forest Service

  • Idaho Fish and Game

  • BLM.

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • The Nancy Cummings Ranch/ University of Idaho

  • Salmon Hot Springs

  • Formation Capital

  • North Wind

  • Multiple private ranchers and land owners


All of the different fences we build have different spec’s and purposes, some keep cows in, some keep cows out, some are actually for birds, or for fish habitat and all take into consideration the wildlife that they are there to help protect. Many of the projects we work with the Forest Service or BLM have an intended purpose to protect something be it migratory bird habitat or spawning grounds for Salmon. These projects serve as a great conduit to teach our youth both work skills and ethic as well as why conservation is important and how some big picture conservation goals can be meet through boots on the ground efforts.

The fencing division of the Youth Employment Program will typically build anywhere from 2-4 miles of fence in a single work season. We build fence to any specification and have experience in Jack Fence, Post and Pole, Split Rail, Barbed Wire, Chain Link and custom privacy fencing.

In 2019 our crews covered a tremendous amount of area:

  • City of Challis and BLM Mountain Bike trails. IDPR grant for City of Challis

  • Bear Valley National Recreations Trail- Replacement of spring crossing, 4 miles of tread repair and 1.5 miles of tread re-route. IDPR grant for Lemhi County

  • Divide Trail- 31 miles of trail opening, trail tread repair. IDPR grant for general trail work in Priority Area

To assist in the continuous fight against noxious weeds, The Youth Employment Program offers several types of weed control.

  • Opening trail for other WEED crews.

  • Hand pulling weeds 

  • Grubbing

  • Spraying

  • Re-seeding

Working with several partners, YEP 's crews have been building unique structures called Beaver Dam Analogs- Fake Beaver Dams.

Funding from The Nature Conservancy-Collins Grant, BLM and Upper Lemhi Model Water Shed has created this opportunity for our program to be on the fore-front of this management tool. 


  • Erosion control

  • Stream restoration

  • Environmental restoration

  • Mahogany recovery

  • White bark pine recovery

  • Fish and wildlife habitat 

  • Mine site reclamation

  • Bark beetle prevention

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