Shasta College Partners with US. Forest Service

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest (U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture) is partnering with Shasta College to provide students enrolled in the Natural Resources Department the opportunity to participate as Natural Resource Restoration Crew members. Crew members will complete important resource management work on Shasta-Trinity National Forest system lands while gaining practical outdoor work skills and furthering their environmental education. A $51,000 grant from the Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) supports these efforts.

Five crew members and one crew leader have been brought on under the direction of Katy Cottrell, RAC Grant Program Manager. As part of the partnership, the Natural Resource Restoration Crew is undertaking major trail restoration efforts in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Over June and July the RAC crew will be working on restoring and maintaining miles of California trails including the following areas: Water’s Gulch, Bailey Cove Trail, and Hirz Bay Trail.

For more information about the RAC Grant and the efforts of the Natural Resource Restoration Crew, contact Katy Cottrell at

Press Release

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