“An Awesome Job” All the Way Around

From fws.gov, By Bill O’Brian

The numbers are impressive.

More than 1,545 miles of trail inventoried on 234 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service units, most of them national wildlife refuges. More than 142,000 trail feature points collected. More than 15,400 volunteer hours logged. More than $48,000 in AmeriCorp education credits earned. Almost 189,000 air miles and 90,000 terrestrial miles traveled in 49 states and Puerto Rico. All in 10 months.

That’s what the 10 Student Conservation Association interns and two SCA staff members who made up the Service National Trails Inventory Project team did last year.

The ambitious project, part of a multi–year effort to inventory and assess trails, was a great service to the National Wildlife Refuge System. …read more