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Camp Laramie Peak - Wyoming

September 2009

Projects are to be arranged with the chair of the Camp Laramie Peak Committee.

Forestry & Range Management

Plant 200 plus trees to areas where excessive tree removal has left the area without trees.

Take one-half acre of forest and thin it for fire mitigation purposes. Pile slash, and remove useable wood for other purposes. Burn slash piles at appropriate time when snow cover is sufficient (permit needed)

Survey and mark to be removed at least 100 small under story Douglas fir trees suitable for Christmas trees. Remove these trees and deliver to a pre-arranged social service agency for distribution to families in need.

Soil & Water Conservation

Select a campsite and plan and install a suitable soil conservation plan that controls rain water flow.

Develop and implement a plan to control water flow and soil erosion at the Campfire Arena.

Survey and develop a plan for controlling erosion on camp trails. Implement a portion of this plan.

Develop a plan for controlling water flow to stop erosion in front of the Dining Hall and flag pole area. Implement this plan to conclusion.

Energy Conservation

Survey CLP to determine where solar energy use would be feasible. Implement solar energy use in a least one location.

Survey CLP to determine where timing devices on electrical items - mostly lighting - could be installed so electricity is not used when people are not present. Implement the findings by installing at least five energy saving devices.

Fish & Wildlife Management

Manage and/or expand the bluebird house trail for a 24-month period.

Survey camp ponds and develop and implement a plan to increase fish population, and implement a portion of the plan.

Resource Recovery (Recycling)

Create and implement a plan for recycling cardboard, plastic, and aluminum products during the summer camp period.

Collect, cut to length, and haul forest mitigation by-product wood to be used as firewood. Make arrangements with a Native American program to deliver this wood to an Indian reservation to be used for home heating.

Air & Water Polution Control

Survey the entire length of the camp streams and ponds to determine water quality at predetermined locations. Observe and record where people, cattle, wildlife, and run-off negatively impact water quality. Correct at least five situations where water quality is negatively affected.

Hazardous Material Disposal & Management

Develop a plan, and construct the necessary facility, for the proper disposal of used oil products at CLP.

Invasive Species Control

Survey a predetermined portion of CLP to determine the impact invasive species are having on the environment. Develop and implement a plan to remove invasive species from this location.

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