conservation second san rafael swell wsa survey weekend - May 9, 2015

The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices.
This spring we are going to tackle Sid's Mtn WSA. A Wilderness Study Area is a BLM designation for lands with wilderness character awaiting congressional action to designate it as wilderness or release it. Sid's Mtn is an enormous block on the northwest side of the Swell. We will assess the boundaries to see if there is vehicle trespass into the WSA. Teams with at least 1 experienced surveyor will be assigned specific sites to visit. Documentation will be through taking photos with position and time stamp with a camera provided to you. We will also be able to drive carsonite signs where there are problems. We will do survey work on Saturday, then do a fun mod hike in an truly wild desert mesa on Sunday. We will need one 4X4 for each team. All maps and info will be provided. This is a great way to practice navigation with maps and PPS. I can send you WSA boundaries to load in your GPS ahead of time!

Organizer:Will McCarvill
Date:Sat May 9 2015 — Sun May 10 2015
Meeting Place:Registration required