ARRA: Repair Forest Trails
Project: Repair Historic North Rim Forest Trails and Trail Structures Damaged by Wildfire

Project overview: This project involves the repair and rehabilitation of various trails on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that were damaged by wildfire in 1999 and 2000. These trails receive moderate to high visitor use during the summer season. This project will improve accessibility for both hikers and stock users along North Rim trails. Providing a well defined, high-quality trail will discourage short cutting and decrease potential for accidents and lost hikers. The visual aspect of the trail will also be improved and resource damage will be mitigated. Replacement of erosion control features will decrease impacts to natural and cultural resources by directing water flow into natural drainages and away from historic sites. Where historic structures remain, they will be rehabilitated using historic preservation techniques. Where they have been completely destroyed, they will be reconstructed using historically compatible techniques.
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