Grand Teton Foundation’s Tribal Youth Foundation

AT&T was happy to be a part of the Grand Teton Foundation’s Tribal Youth Corp efforts working and learning in the park. In early July the group of 6 students from Wind River Reservation worked hard over a course of 3 weeks learning the ins and outs of what it takes to protect the park.

The first Tribal Youth Corps crew spent their term maintaining Grand Teton’s cultural resources and trail system. The paid internship provides participants with new job skills and a better idea of careers within the National Park Service.

Students learned how to repair and replace various types of fencing, mitigate erosion and invasive species around buildings, and stabilize walls and structures. Crew members also acquired skills in brushing corridors, building drains, and finishing tread on trails at Death Canyon, Taggart Lake and Triangle X Ranch. Each Tribal Youth Corps participant contributed over 120 hours to these projects that the park would not have accomplished otherwise.

AT&T is a proud partner of the Grand Teton National Park and Montana Conservation Corps — and helped make this first session of the 2017 program a huge success.

To learn more about their efforts, visit: http://www.gtnpf.org/first-session-tribal-youth-corps-completes-much-needed-work-grand-teton/

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