Bryce Canyon National Park was first designated a National Monument in 1923 and later redesignated as a National Park by Congress in 1928. Encompassing over 35,000 acres of southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon boasts the highest concentration of hoodoos (towering irregular rock pillars) on the planet. Other spectacular geological features including red, orange and white natural bridges, rock windows, and narrow fins that can be found along a series of beautiful natural rock amphitheaters. Bryce Canyon is also known for its Bristlecone Pines (one of the oldest living organisms on the planet); they can be found along the higher edges of the Park's points and amphitheaters.
Our project is part of an ongoing effort by the Park to restore forest health and improve natural habitat that has been impacted by 90 years of fire suppression. The suppression of natural fires over this period resulted in stands of dense and unhealthy forest, changing the natural composition of the forest and leading to heavy fuel loads that pose a further threat. On this project volunteers will assist the Park's forest health improvement by stacking thinned trees (thinned by previous groups) into small piles to be burned by Park staff at a later date.
We will car-camp at a designated campground in the Park and drive/hike short distances to work each day on the Bristlecone Trail.
This project is rated as a active project.
Join us in the beautiful hoodoos of southwestern Utah and give something back in Bryce Canyon National Park!
Aug 23rd - Aug 29th 2020
Forest and habitat restoration, sawing, moving and stacking downed trees.
Explore the rock formations of Bryce Canyon, hiking, photography, relaxing.
Car camping in designated Park campground with water & toilets.
Active : Lopping, sawing and dragging trees, bending, kneeling, lifting.