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Yellowstone Corral Projects

Yellowstone Corral Projects
Photo Credit: NPS

In 2008, YPF donors -- led by ARCH Venture Partners employees and friends -- helped fund a partnership that brings rangers and volunteers together for an annual week-long work project. Since then, volunteers and Yellowstone staff have contributed long hours on a major corral restoration project in the Park. Patrolling the backcountry and monitoring trails activity and scientific field work requires support from stock animals kept at operational bases near developed areas. With additional help from the Wounded Warrior Project/Disabled Sports USA volunteers since 2009, significant corral improvements have made rangers’ work and stock alike safer and more efficient. The partners rebuilt the West Corral in fall 2011, and in 2012 and 2013 volunteers and Park staff worked to rebuild corrals at the Lake Ranger Station. Advance donations are welcome as project materials are funded by private donations.

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Wall Tent for Backcountry

Wall Tent for Backcountry
Photo Credit: Montana Canvas

Funding Needed: $3,850 (Funded)

The Skyrim area of the Gallatin backcountry is a highly popular destination for backcountry users; however, it is also an extremely difficult area for Gallatin backcountry rangers to access. A wall tent camp located at Shelf Lake will make Park Ranger patrols and wildlife protection much easier for Rangers responding to hunting pressure, motorized use, hikers and others that use this popular northern boundary area between Big Sky and Tom Miner Basin.

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Rigging for Rescue Seminar

Rigging for Rescue Seminar
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $12,500 (Funded)

Yellowstone National Park is responsible for providing rescue to visitors and employees who are in need of assistance, either through injury or simply becoming stranded. Rigging For Rescue (RFR) has become the standard in technical rescue training throughout the National Park Service, as well as North America. This project will allow Yellowstone National Park to host a RFR seminar to increase the overall skill of the Park’s technical rescue team. 

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Metal Roofs for Three Rivers Cabin Bechler Region

Metal Roofs for Three Rivers Cabin  Bechler Region
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $10,500 (Funded)

In addition to the Rangers who use this remote cabin frequently for patrols, search and rescue, and EMS; the Three Rivers Cabin is also utilized by trail crews and Resource Management staff. Due to an inordinate amount of snowfall during the winter, as well as a high amount of rainfall in the summer, this project will install a metal roof to relieve snow loads, and permanently protect the cabin.

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South Riverside Cabin Restoration

Southside Cabin Restoration
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $25,000 (Funded)

Built in 1920, this cabin is in dire need of structural repairs and exists as one of the oldest standing cabins in the Park. Located just two miles south of the West Entrance, this historic cabin is slated for much needed preservation and restoration this year. 

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Solar Charger for Union Falls Cabin - Bechler Region

Solar Charger for Union Falls Cabin  Bechler Region
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $2,000 (Funded)

The Union Falls area has seen a rapid expansion in visitor usage in the past 10-15 years, resulting in a surge of search and rescue incidents in the area. Solar panels, a radio charger, and a small LED light will be added to this cabin to help Rangers manage this area. 

 

 

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