Selkirk Restoration Project

People holding a Thank You sign

The South Park Ranger District (SPRD) identified a growing problem of illegal trials causing erosion issues in Selkirk Gulch and Campground. The project is located about 20 miles northeast of Fairplay at the headwaters of Tarryall Creek. This activity is causing heavy impacts to the wetlands of North Tarryall Creek and the tundra near Hoosier ridge.

The USFS and 52 volunteers working over 4 days closed 2.1 miles of illegal trails by installing posts and cable along designated roads to prevent vehicles from going off road. Seasonal gates were also installed. Hunters provided feedback that they are happy the illegal trails were closed.

Some partners were: Wild Connections, South Park Boys and Girls Club, South Park National Heritage Area, Patagonia, Coalition for Upper South Platte (CUSP), Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative and United States Forest Service.

Selkirk Final Report and Photos