After seventeen days of training and playing in Great Falls Basin the members of WildCorps are still delighted to be here in California and ready to get even dirtier once hitch time begins. We learned about the ethics of Leave No Trace, how to drive our massive trucks through a creosote gauntlet, and theories of restoration (such as, a shovel digs a better hole than a rock bar)....Read more
Hello my name is Michael Marchetti, but I prefer to be called by my last name, Marchetti. There are way too many Mikes and Michaels out there, it get confusing at times. For example, while walking down the aisle of a grocery store someone shouts HEY MIKE!!! I then reply, What’s up dude?...Read more
October 3 - October 8, 2011
The crew has arrived and the season is underway! This first week was spent mainly getting a hold on the Wakulla County area, learning about the Florida National Scenic Trail, making plans and getting to know each other and some of the various folks we’ll be working with in the Florida Trail Association, St....Read more
Hi I’m Emily and I’m from East Hampton, CT. I went to the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!!!) and graduated with a BS in Environmental Biology. After college, like most college graduates, I had no idea what I wanted to do — and so I joined the SCA WildCorps crew in California....Read more
Hola, Que tal. I’m Michael Swanberg, the project leader. Not to be confused with Marchetti or the Michael down the aisle at the grocery store. I hail from Minnesota and I attended St. John’s University where I perfected my “you betcha’s” and my “oh ya’s”. That’s right, I’m from the state where our former governor can beat up anyone else’s governor. Even Arnie!...Read more
Seventeen days, one basin, 30ish twenty-somethings, swinging tools, Leave No Trace, community dialogue, wild burros, and a steady stream of pnemothoraces. Septoberfest crept by through extremes of heat and cold. Then suddenly it was over.
As we pulled off the 4x4 trail and onto Trona Road, the Owens Peak Crew clamored for their cell phones and begged their PL to turn on the radio....Read more
Hitch Report 2 – 26 Sept. through 7 Oct.
The hitch started off with the crew experiencing line digging for the first time since arriving in the Springerville Fire district. Line is dug around the planned burn area to keep the fire contained. The crew was able to work with the fuels (burning material, trees) assistant fire management oﬃcer all week....Read more
Our hitch started with a tour of some of the Alturas Wilderness Study Areas by our agency contact Claude Singleton. We were able to see beautiful Pit River Canyon from far above and we also visited Timbered Crater and Lava WSAs. This tour was intended to get us oriented for an upcoming project of signing the perimeter of these three WSAs with Wilderness Study and No Firewood Cutting signs....Read more
The crew arrived in Ridgecrest rip-roaring and ready to go! The first five days were a wonderful experience to learn and get to know one another. Our house serves as a cozy abode where all sorts of fun games and activities can go down, I must say 713 E. Church is a pretty sweet place to live....Read more
The second season of restoration work in the Owens Peak Wilderness is under way. The crew, gathered from every corner of the country and mildly favoring the mid-west, has pushed through new experiences, taken on unanticipated but rewarding challenges, and has thought deeply about what it means to live within an intentional community....Read more