By RODNEY D. BOAM
Maury Young, a supervisor recreation technician for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, announced the District will be applying for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) grants to fund projects for the upcoming field season.
IDPR offers grants from money collected from the sale of stickers sold for Off Highway Vehicle, Motorbike, and Recreational Vehicle.
Young said the Forest Service is also seeking funds from the IDPR Recreational Trails Program funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
If successful, some of the grant money will be used to fund a trail crew for motorized trail maintenance. Money would also used to replace the lower bridge on the North Fork of St. Charles Trail and change the relocation of North Fork Eagle Creek Trail drainage.
The Forest Service would like to repair and do maintenance on two ATV loops between the Eightmile road and Sherman Peak area. Also on their list of items for the field season is realigning and improving signs along the Crow Creek trail, the placement of winter directional signs on the east side of the Montpelier Ranger District and all of the Soda Springs Ranger District.
Last of all is the tread repair, two trail bridge installations and improved signing on the South Fork Tincup, Lau, and Brush Creek.
Recreational Vehicle grants will also be submitted for four projects replacing the water delivery system at Albert Moser Campground and renovation of the Bear River RC&D camp, which will be managed in conjunction with Emigration Campground. There are plans to renovate the Clear Creek Guard Station which will serve as a rental cabin in the summer and a warming hut in the winter. They also hope to put a new toilet at Caribou Guard Station and warming shelter.
For suggestions or comments concerning these projects, contact Maury Young before Jan. 20, at the Montpelier Ranger District 847-0375.
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