The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Moab Field Office is extending its appreciation and thanks to two groups for repairing erosion-related damage from unauthorized tracks near the popular Steelbender Jeep Route.
On June 17, the Centerville Boy Scouts’ Troop 719 and Moab’s Friends for Wheelin’ Jeep Club teamed up to rake out tracks on the steep hillside and built a fence to help keep users on the designated trail, and reduce damage to vegetation and soils. They noticed the tracks during a recent four wheeling event and contacted the BLM asking if they could help.
“BLM applauds the initiative and community service Friends for Four Wheelin’ demonstrated in this effort,” BLM spokesperson Lisa Bryant said. “They noticed resource damage created by other users and contacted BLM about helping. They enlisted the help of some Boy Scouts, fostering a sense of pride in stewardship and connection to public lands. BLM loves and appreciates our volunteers.”