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Duck Creek Travel Plan
Project Rehabilitates Off-highway Vehicle Routes
Project: Rehabilite nearly 60 miles of routes for off-highway vehicles in the scenic and popular Duck Creek Basin, which is located about five miles east of Ely, Nevada. Rehabilitation efforts included decompacting soils, seeding and building road barriers.
ARRA Funding Level: $105,000
February 2, 2011: $93,656 obligated, $93,274 spent. Most of the work was completed last spring by two Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) youth crews. Another NCC youth crew placed vertical mulch, seedlings and signs to closed roads within the Duck Creek Basin.
Completion date: September 9, 2010
Jobs: Three 10-person crews were hired through a $94,380 assistance agreement with Great Basin Institute (GBI).
Local purchases: The GBI lead for the project was a local resident, and the NCC crews purchased supplies in the Ely area.
Benefits and Needs: Implemented interagency (BLM, Forest Service) Duck Creek Travel Management Plan by closing roads which the Plan designated as closed.
Background: The closed roads were either subject to erosion, located in environmental sensitive areas, or redundant.
Duck Creek Basin roads before route closure work began.