Rough WildFire Trail Recovery Project


The first of two trail building events is scheduled on June 22-25. We will launch from Springville on Thursday, June 22nd at about 4 pm and travel to the Deer Cove Trailhead within Kings Canyon National Park. On Friday morning, we go backcountry and will return the Monday 6/25.  

Volunteers interested in this project must register directly with Mehmet at info@wildplaces.net and 760.447.1702.

This is not a beginner trip. Participants will need packpacking experience and strong endurance. This is a difficult project. Stipends are availalbe for qualified folks.

WildPlaces has engaged with the Western Divide and Hume Lake Ranger Districts of the Sequoia National Forest, Back Country Horsemen of America, and Sequoia Roots Restoration Corp in planning trail repair projects utilizing community-based planting crews and volunteers. Events are underway and more volunteers are needed to complete these difficult and important habitat restoration projects.

"In days of increased human-caused climate change, two things are certain: Widfires (different from natural fires) are not going away and neither is WildPlaces' Wildfire Recovery Projects," says M. McMillan Founder of WildPlaces.

Through generous support from National Forest Foundation, Rose Foundation, and Fund for Rural Equity, two tree plantings have been schduled for summer 2017 and 2018  . Volunteers are needed to rebuild 6.5 miles of trail within the Rough Fire Burn Area within the Monarch Wilderness and Kings Canyon National Park. Trails have been virtually destroyed by wildfire (Yes, wildfires can destroy trails and roads along with forests and property). These areas are cloded to the public so until we fix it, no one (except us) gets to visit our national treasure.