Utah - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF
Closed! Roofing the Tony Grove Guard Station
August 24-28, 2015
Must commit to entire session
Join us on the beautiful Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCNF) this summer as we rehabilitate one of Utah's historic gems: the Tony Grove Guard Station! The Tony Grove Guard Station is located in Logan Canyon, and was originally constructed in 1907, during the Forest Service's infancy, and saw its first use as facilities and headquarters for the Forest Rangers. It was updated in 1934, during the "New Deal" Era, as the hub for the Tony Grove Tree Nursery. Many a famous building and other historic works began to appear on the scene here in Utah and nationally during this period, as efforts to recover from the economic impact of the Great Depression produced work relief programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA). Young people working for these relief programs built many of the guard stations, campgrounds, amphitheaters, and other facilities on the UWCNF.
Unfortunately, just like many other constructs built by the CCC and WPA during the Great Depression and shortly thereafter, Tony Grove Guard Station has suffered both the toll of time and of the elements, and has fallen into disuse. Our goal this summer is to give the touch of TLC the Station needs, and we want your help! We will spruce up the Station with some general maintenance, and we will install a new cedar shingle roof. Volunteers will work with FS staff to complete the job, and you may just walk away with some new skills (or you may hone a few)! The goal is to have the guard station completely restored by spring of 2016, when it will be placed into the National Cabin Rental System. This "adaptive re-use" of the Station will aid in its continued preservation as it becomes a living, breathing structure once again, available to the public, and for use by recreationists for generations to come!
Previous experience with roofing/shingling is required for this project; please indicate your experience on your application.
Note: We will only take applications until all slots are filled, so apply today – see you in August!
Number of openings: 6
Special skills: Must be physically capable of (and comfortable with) working at heights, and must be physically capable of sustained lifting, bending, kneeling, and all else that goes along with roofing; previous experience with roofing/shingling is required for this project; additional general maintenance, carpentry, and/or construction experience helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 18 years old
Facilities: The project’s base camp will be located on-site at Tony Grove; tent and trailer/RV camping available at no charge; potable water provided by FS; bathroom facility (toilet only), tent or trailer showers; no hook-ups; all meals, cookware/utensils, and camp cook provided (during breakfast and dinner) to participants; Logan is a full-service community with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging (if opting to stay off-site)/camping equipment, and daily transportation to and from work site (if opting to stay outside of Tony Grove)
Nearest town: Logan, 14 miles; Hyrum, 22 miles; Brigham City, 40 miles
Applications due: Filled