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National Public Lands Day 2007

Fraser River Access Trail Re-Route

In 2007, the National Public Lands Day project was to re-route a fishing access trail from private property onto BLM-administered lands.  This foot access trail leads to a popular fishing area along the Fraser River outside of Tabernash, Colorado.  Some of the trail already existed on BLM lands but an additional 0.22 miles needed to be constructed to mitigate trespassing issues.  In one day, 560 feet of new trail was constructed, 750 feet of preliminary trail was constructed, 14 rock drainage structures and two natural drainage structures were installed, 150 feet of buck and rail fencing was built, and 300 feet of old trail was scarified and reseeded.  The trail now totals 0.55 miles (one-way) and is enjoyed by many fishermen, hikers, and wildlife viewers.