The Bureau of Land Management announced that the Buffalo Field Office and the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp will be partnering for a rehabilitation project on the Mallo Trail this month.
A trail crew will begin deferred maintenance the week of September 16th-20th.
The trail was developed as a joint project between the BLM Newcastle Field Office, the Black Hills National Forest, the Wyoming State Forestry Office and the Weston County Recreation Board.
It passes through several vegetative zones including ripariann, aspen, spruce/fir, Ponderosa Pine, grassland and rockoutcrops..
The trail has several points that offer vistas of the Black Hills and opportunities to view area wildlife.
The trail underwent a series of thinning projects to promote aspen regeneration, mitigation of pine beetle impacts, wildlife habitat restoration,and fuels reduction to reduce the potential for wildfire.
Trail improvement will include the installation of interpretive panels related to forest management activities in 2014.
Rob Akers, Conservation Camp Program Manager said in a news release, “We have done maintenance work on the Mallo Trail in the past with Weston County and are happy to work with the BLM on this project. This will be a welcome change that gives our crew more experience on different projects, and we hope to continue working with the BLM in the future.”
For more information, contact Buffalo Field Office Recreation Planner Allison Barnes at 684-1116.