For the six strangers who became a family for me over these past eight months. Thank you for service. Thank you for believing. Thank you for being the six strangers who became family for me. It is to you that I dedicate this report.
The Rands Crew spent the 2012-2013 season serving the Rand Mountain Management Area (RMMA) as a part of SCA’s Desert Restoration Corps (DRC). This crew, comprised of six members and one project leader, completed restoration projects in partnership with the BLM’s Ridgecrest Field Oﬃce. The RMMA was once a hazardous ‘free for all’ of braided trails, unmarked abandoned mines, habitat degradation. While there are still many challenges, the DRC has served to restore the area to safely offer riding opportunities while balancing environmental impact. The Rands Crew continued that legacy. Charged with restoring undesignated routes in the RMMA, monitoring the effectiveness of previous restoration efforts, and various other projects, the Rands Crew:
- Restored 63 sites
- Monitored 158 effectiveness sites
- Restored 12,112 meters squared
- Reached out to 1670 people
None of this would have been possible without the support of our partners from the BLM Ridgecrest Field Oﬃce. From all of the trainings you offered our crew to the time you spent working alongside us. Special thanks to our agency partner contact Dana Jacobs for being an amazing friend and resource for our crew.