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Aug. 26 Hoback Shield Stewardship Project Postponed; Rodeo Wall Project Rescheduled in its Place

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The Hoback Shield Adopt-A-Crag Project scheduled for this Thursday, August 26, has been postponed. Climbers instead will focus their stewardship work on the Rodeo Wall area, a project that was cancelled last week due to weather.

The switch in objectives was prompted by a recent discovery of potential cultural resources in the Hoback Shield area.

“Due to the area’s location on a bench above the river, and the historical descriptions of a battle that took place in that area, we know it has a high potential for cultural resources to be present,” said Tim Farris, the Trails/Wilderness Supervisor for the Bridger-Teton National Forest. “We need to follow the proper NEPA process before disturbing any ground.”

To accommodate, The Teton Climbers’ Coalition has rescheduled its Adopt-A-Crag work at the Rodeo Wall area this Thursday from 2-7 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to participate.

The Hoback Shield project will be rescheduled once the BTNF has completed its diligence on the area.

 

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