Three SCA members and one staff began a new project for the season called uroutes. The purpose of the project is to identify resource concerns on unauthorized routes(uroutes) across the Salmon-Challis National Forest that may significantly impact important watersheds containing bull trout, chinook salmon, and steelhead.
The SCA members traveled to uroutes using Trimble Nomads loaded with a shapefile layer of known routes, approximately 6000 routes totaling over 2000 miles. Each route is walked and surveyed for significant erosion. Additionally all stream crossings, seeps/springs, and wetland areas are identified.