BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:
Master Cooperative Agreement P15AC00009 was entered into by and between the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (CCMNIA) to provide meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding
to disasters, conserving energy and leading volunteers.
The CCMNIA provides training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and helps young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship.
Task Agreement P16AC00209 was for $27,59 4. 00 and a modification to add additional funding in the amount of $28,13 7. 00 is required to fund the current project activities.
STATEMENT OF WORK:
The work planned is for the 2017 summer season is with CCMNIA working with the NPS on the Greenstone Ridge Trail Rehabilitation.
The project will include trail brushing, erosion control, reroute of trail, rock/root removal, grading of trail and board walk construction.
Youth will get hands on experience form trails staff in construction of board walks along the section of trail being worked.
Brushing will be done along sections of trail also to create a 6 ft.
wide by 8 ft.
trail corridor, all cuttings will be hauled out of sight of trail and stomped down to promote decay.
Erosion control will be done to all sections being worked on as well as cleaning and brushing of erosion devices.
Rocks/Roots will be removed as needed as well as straightening and grading of trail.
All work will be done with a minimum of resource damage.
Youth crew will be hiking between 4 miles and up to 16 miles a day over uneven ground; work will be done in all types of weather including rain, cold/cool days, and warm to hot weather with high humidity with use of proper personal protection being worn at all work sites.
CCMNIA will work the same work schedule as the trails staff consisting of 10 days’ work and 4 days’ rest.
The work above will require frequent bending, stooping, and standing, kneeling and hiking.
Exposure to bugs and/or other insects (i.e., mosquitos, black flies, no-see-um’s, deer flies, horse flies, and stinging bees).
Youth crew will want to be prepared with bug dope/insect repellent, head nets, or bug jacket/pants.
If allergic to bugs, insect bites and/or other conditions which would need treatment they should bring appropriate medications (these supply types are not available on the island).
RECIPIENT AGREES TO:
Youth leaders and youth crew will work along NPS staff to accomplish project, NPS will direct CCMNIA leaders of what needs to be accomplished and then CCMNIA leaders will direct youth crew.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AGREES TO:
Provide transportation to and from Isle Royale National Park on board the 165-foot Motor Vessel Ranger III and participate and collaborate jointly with MCC in carrying out the scope of work.