Selkirk Restoration Project

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The South Park Ranger District (SPRD) identified a growing problem at  Selkirk Campground, located about 20  miles north of Fairplay.  

Wild Connections and USFS worked together to close illegal trails near  Hoosier Pass. 

This activity is causing heavy impacts to the wetlands of  North Tarryall Creek and the tundra near Hoosier ridge. 

This project  will protect and improve the Tarryall Creek headwaters.  

They will also  install seasonal gates. 

They closed 2.1 miles of illegal trails by  installing posts and cable along designated roads to prevent vehicles  from going off road .  

Hunters provided feedback that they are happy the illegal trails were closed. 

They had 52 volunteers working over 4 days  for approximately a $23,000 in-kind contribution.  

South Park Boys and  Girls Club also participated. 

Wild Connections donated a banner  thanking the Trust Fund.  

They will be installing seasonal gates to  complete the project.   

Some partners are:  South Park National Heritage Area, Patagonia, Coalition for Upper South Platte (CUSP), Mosquito Range  Heritage initiative, US Forest Service.