The Overland Expo Foundation is proud to announce that Wilderness Volunteers has been awarded a grant of $6,000 for their Hole in the Rock Road Naturalization Project in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The funding will help support the restoration and naturalization of dispersed camping areas, hiking trails, and recreation areas along the popular Hole in the Rock Road.
The Hole in the Rock Road Naturalization project will help naturalize dispersed camping areas, hiking trails, and recreation areas along Hole in the Rock Road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. In partnership with Grand Staircase Escalante Partners and the Bureau of Land Management, Wilderness Volunteers will help remediate visitor impacts along the popular Hole in the Rock Road. Visitation to this area has greatly increased over the past several years with people looking to recreate on the beautiful mesas and in the stunning canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
During the project volunteers will help address visitor impacts including camping impacts like campfires, tree cutting, vehicle trespass, and new site creation. It will also include addressing and remediating scratched-in and drawn-on graffiti in sandstone canyons and trail work to improve signage and cairn reconstruction and refinement.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the indigenous people who have and still call this place home, and future visitors and recreators, from the overland community and others, will all benefit from this project.
About Wilderness Volunteers
With a mission to provide “opportunities for people to participate in the stewardship of public lands”, Wilderness Volunteers is dedicated to connecting people with nature while also helping to ensure that these wild places remain protected for future generations.
One of the unique aspects of Wilderness Volunteers is their focus on providing opportunities for volunteers to work in remote and often challenging locations. These trips can range from trail maintenance and habitat restoration to archaeological surveys and wilderness monitoring. By working in these remote locations, volunteers are able to experience the beauty and solitude of America’s wilderness areas while also making a meaningful impact on the environment.
Wilderness Volunteers provides unique and rewarding opportunities for people who are passionate about preserving America’s wilderness areas. By volunteering with Wilderness Volunteers, individuals have the chance to connect with nature, give back to the environment, and form new friendships while also making a meaningful impact on the world around them.