Presentation To Liaison Panel

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Presentation by the Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club to the Bankhead Liaison Panel

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Presentation To Liaison Panel

  1. 1. Presentation to the Bankhead Liaison Panel January 17, 2008
  2. 3. Timeline <ul><li>Nov, 1997 Tri-J Contractors begin construction on Trail 210. </li></ul><ul><li>Jan, 1998 Trail 210 is completed. </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Pine beetle epidemic begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Feb and March, 2000-Tri-J returns to clear fallen trees from the trail at a cost of over $24,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer, 2000 Pine beetle epidemic peaks. 95%+ Loblolly pines along trail are dead or dying. Trail is completely blocked. Future of Trail 210 is uncertain. </li></ul><ul><li>Feb, 2001 Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club adopts Trail 210. </li></ul><ul><li>Jan, 2005 After four years and 2,400 volunteer hours, trail is cleared of the bulk of fallen trees. Trail is open, but there are still many obstacles. </li></ul><ul><li>April, 2007 Trail is cleared of all major obstacles. True “maintenance” can begin. </li></ul>Timeline
  3. 4. Volunteer Work <ul><li>Followed USFS wilderness rules concerning tools and trail work. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperated with USFS to obtain CPR certification, and crosscut saw certification. </li></ul><ul><li>Reported volunteer hours to USFS annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Average about 450 hours per year </li></ul><ul><li>3,463 Total Volunteer Hours </li></ul>Actions
  4. 31. <ul><li>www.sipseywilderness.org </li></ul>

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