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Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen volunteers will work with a Forest Service crew Aug. 3-11 on the Darby/Sula Ranger District at Crazy Creek Horse Camp and Twogood Cabin; then Aug. 16-18 at Blodgett Creek Trail 19 on the Stevensville Ranger District.

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen and the Bitterroot National Forest are partnering on two work projects taking place in August.

The first started Aug. 3 and will run through Aug. 11 on the Darby/Sula Ranger District at Crazy Creek Horse Camp and Twogood Cabin. Volunteers will work with a Forest Service crew on repairs and updates to the cabin. Crews and stock will be camping at the Crazy Creek Horse Camp throughout the week.

The second project will take place on Aug. 16-18 at Blodgett Creek Trail 19 on the Stevensville Ranger District. The group will do general trail maintenance and trail clearing from the bridge to 9-mile meadow, including an overnight stay at 7-mile meadow.

The public should be on alert and watch out for volunteer work crews and stock at these locations. For more information on the projects visit www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen was established in 1976 and was one of the first chapters in the nation. Their goal is to ensure that stock users can continue to access backcountry and wilderness trails. The chapter annually contributes more than 600 personal hours and 425 stock hours on projects, most on the national forest, that create significant benefits for all trail users and for the natural resources.

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