This week began a promising season for the 2016 Youth Conservation Program (YCP). After training and orientation, the crew received their amazing uniforms and prepared for a busy summer of work in Grand Teton National Park.
Tuesday began with some team building and a speech from Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior, at Grand Teton’s visitor center in Moose. After meeting Secretary Jewell, the crew worked on the historic Menor’s Ferry and peeled logs for the new bridge at the Lucas Fabian Homestead, which will be installed later this summer.
The last two days of the work week were focused on trail maintenance training and digging drains around String Lake and in Death Canyon. Blisters and callouses have begun to form, but it looks to be the start of a summer full of hard work for this group of dedicated teens.