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Blackrock Field Camp

For the last four years the Blackrock Ranger District and multiple partners have brought hundreds of tribal youth from the Wind River Indian Reservation to the Bridger-Teton National Forest for an unforgettable day learning about their public lands. In 2019, Blackrock Field Camp will host 330 4th and 5th for two days of outdoor learning, career education, and a whole lot of fun.

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Your support will help secure funds for food and activities for this collaborative event. Friends of the Bridger-Teton is committed to providing inert bear sprays for the 2019 event, so everyone can practice in this memorable bear safety training activity- join us today!

Friends of the Bridger-Teton is committed to helping address the impacts of increasing visitor use in HotSpot frontcountry camping areas on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Record visitor numbers in high-use camping areas can result in waste, resource damage, hazardous wildfire risks and wildlife conflicts.


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Friends of the BT is proud to support the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s multi-tiered approach to minimizing these impacts in the Shadow Mountain, Curtis Canyon and Toppings Lake (Jackson and Blackrock Ranger Districts). The Bridger-Teton National Forest has worked to address the growing impact by numbering and legitimizing distinct dispersed campsites, installing necessary interpretive signage at each site, and launching a pilot volunteer Frontcountry Ambassador program. In 2019 Frontcountry Ambassadors will spend 5 months camped in these destination areas, promoting Leave-No-Trace, Firewise and BearAware ethics to neighboring campers.

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No wonder it’s high use

Who wouldn’t want to camp here? The Bridger-Teton National Forest is working to address the growing impact of dispersed camping pressure by numbering and legitimizing campsites, installing informational signage, and launching a pilot volunteer Frontcountry Ambassador program in 2019.

Friends of the BT is supporting these efforts through the help of generous donors that have funded signage (above), a side-by-side to help with patrol and volunteer retention, and our Shadow Mtn Stewardship Day on Friday June 7th. If this effort is successful Friends of the BT could implement a similar model on other high impact areas like the Grey’s River Road.

Across the Forest, the common thread from BTNF communities and local FS staff has been “trails”. Not a demand for new trails, but for trail maintenance. The BTNF has 3000 miles of incredible trails, but only 17% of those trails are up to USFS System Standards. Trail maintenance is necessary to reduce impacts to natural resources and to connect the public with their public lands. With your support, Friends of the Bridger-Teton could launch a Forest-wide Dollar-for-trails program, with trails funds being distributed by a Forest-wide and user-diverse Trails Subcommittee. In the meantime, Friends of the BT is addressing several high-priority trails identified by local communities by coordinating local partners, willing volunteers, and the necessary FS staff.

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