SCA Crew Completes Trail Projects in Dinosaur National Monument
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
A crew of eight Student Conservation Association (SCA) members came from across the country to work on the Harper’s Corner and Fossil Discovery trails at Dinosaur National Monument this past summer.
For three weeks in July, the crew constructed a staircase and rock wall, improved drainage, and completed other improvements to make the trails safer and more enjoyable for visitors. In all, the crew moved over five tons of rock.
"The work completed by the SCA crew this past summer greatly improved the trails conditions for years to come," says Superintendent Mary Risser. "I was impressed by the enthusiasm and contributions of the crew."
For 50 years, the Student Conservation Association has connected young people to the natural world by engaging students in hands-on service to the land. Each year, over 3,000 SCA volunteers and interns work more than 1.6 million hours while protecting vital habitats, safeguarding threatened wildlife, providing environmental education, constructing hiking trails and rendering other important services.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.