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Post by hikeaz » Aug 19 2005 1:25 pm

The Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust and Grand Canyon National Park Foundation are conducting important research and resource protection projects in and around the canyon in the coming months and they need your help.

Volunteer opportunities include an invasive plant removal and habitat restoration project at Lees Ferry, Arizona, scheduled for the end of September. This fall, the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation begins its volunteer backpacking trips into the Canyon working specifically on the eradication of invasive species in the inner canyon. Listed below are many other projects, differing in length, intensity and location, that will help preserve and restore the canyon. If you are interested in a specific project, contact the Club, Foundation or the Trust for more detailed project descriptions.

It is important to build a strong relationship between the backcountry users of the Canyon, including hikers, backpackers and river runners, and conservation organizations so that your input and ideas can help tha GCNP and others better understand the current issues within the Canyon and work more effectively to protect the Canyon and the Colorado River.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Maria Clementi, Grand Canyon Trust (928) 774-7488 gcvolunteers@yahoo.com
Chose from the following projects:

August 20th 9am-1pm Pronghorn Antelope Habitat Improvement

August 19 – 21 North Kaibab National Forest Tree Canopy Assessment

August 25 – September 3 Forest Vegetation Sampling on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

September 3 – September 13 Forest Vegetation Sampling on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

August 26 – 28 North Kaibab National Forest Tree Canopy Assessment

August 27 – September 4 Revegetation with the Sierra Club on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

September 2 – 4 North Kaibab National Forest Tree Canopy Assessment

September 4 9am-1pm Pronghorn Antelope Habitat Improvement

September 24 9am – 1 pm Pronghorn Antelope Habitat Improvement

September 28 – October 4 Phantom Ranch Invasive Species Removal Backpacking Trip

October 7 – 9 Pronghorn Antelope Fence Reconstruction in House Rock Valley

October 14 – 16 Pronghorn Antelope Fence Reconstruction in House Rock Valley

October 9 – 14 Nankoweap Inner Canyon Vegetation Backpacking Trip

November 27 – December 3 South Canyon to Badger - Invasive Species Removal Backpacking Trip

November 27 – December 3 Grandview to South Kaibab - Invasive Species Removal Backpacking Trip

December 7 –13 Phantom Ranch Invasive Species Removal Backpacking Trip

Also, “Small Mammal Mark Recapture Studies” on the North Rim not yet scheduled


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Contact Roxane George, Sierra Club, (928) 774-6514 roxane.george@sierraclub.org for the following projects:

September 2-5 Arizona Trail Maintenance Project-Kaibab Plateau

September 9-11 North Kaibab Old Growth Protection Trip

September 23 – 25 Lees Ferry and Colorado River Invasive Plant Removal and Habitat
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Post by galaxieargente » Aug 23 2005 8:05 am

I'm planning on doing the Pronghorn Habitat Improvement on Sat., Sept. 24th. If anyone else in the Phx area is interested in going and wants to car pool or something PM me. I also have additional info. on what the project is if anyone is interested.
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