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Volunteers Clear Trails, Build Fence in Box Elder County

Volunteers constructing a buck-and-rail fence.

BOX ELDER COUNTY — Utahns love the outdoors, and with plenty of mountains and beautiful trails to explore, there is always something new to explore.

While many of us can be found out exploring these trails, there are some who venture out into mountains, not to play, but to volunteer their time to keep the trails beautiful.

Recently, one group of volunteers came together just outside Mantua for some much-appreciated trail maintenance.

The group was comprised of Dedicated Hunters, along with members of the Backcountry Off-road Adventure Rally, Salt Lake Off-road Expo, and the Logan/Ogden Ranger District.

Volunteers hard at work

The volunteers met at the Dock Flat Trailhead along forest road 84 where they planned their day out. Some members of the group took on the task of cleaning brush along the road.

Brushing is important because over-hanging branches and other vegetation can make it difficult for motorized trail users to pass one another safely.

The other group chose to work together to build a buck-and-rail fence that was used to block unauthorized trails.

Fences like this are key in trying to protect restricted/protected areas from damage. They also can stop users from mistakenly entering private property.

Volunteers prepare to build a section of fence.

The Off-Highway Vehicle Program here at Utah State Parks would like to thank these volunteers for lending their time to help keep our trails a beautiful and safe place for everyone.

This volunteer opportunity was made possible through funding and partnership with the Utah BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Division of Parks and Recreation OHV Program.

Curious about upcoming volunteer projects or want to learn more? Contact the OHV Program for more information by emailing ohveducation@utah.gov.

Volunteers pose for a picture after a day of work

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