Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BRBCH) and the Bitterroot National Forest are working together at Rock Creek Horse Camp at Lake Como to do campground maintenance and improvements on Sept. 16 and 17.
The work will include general cleanup, replacement of fire rings and picnic table planks, spreading new gravel and other campground maintenance.
The public should be alert that crews and stock will be staying at the campground.
The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) of 2020 provided funding for the project. The GAOA established the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund (LRF) to address priority deferred maintenance projects on federal lands. This year, six projects on the Bitterroot National Forest received $1.9 million in GAOA funding for deferred campground maintenance and accessibility improvements. GAOA funds are being used to replace deteriorating fire rings and picnic table planks at other campgrounds as well, such as Charles Waters, Sam Billings and Indian Trees.
For more information on the project visit bchmt.org/bitterroot.
Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen, established in 1976 as one of the first chapters in the nation, works to ensure stock users can continue to access backcountry and wilderness trails. The BRBCH chapter annually contributes over 600 personal hours and 425 stock hours on projects, most on the National Forest, to benefit all trail users and natural resources.