Volunteers celebrate a great weekend on the Salmon River!
Sep. 11, 2015
Painter Mine Clean Up
July 17, 2015
Summary and Report
On July 17th and 18th 14 volunteers and staff from the Wilderness Land Trust and the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation, supported by two jet boat operators completed a clean-up of the Painter Mine site following the guidance received from Forest Service Staff.
The mine on the property has been remediated and the modern improvements are to be removed. The purpose of this clean-up was to prepare the site for transfer to the Forest Service by eliminating junk and debris that detract from the site and do not add historic value to visitation.
A sample list of items removed
Corrugated galvanized metal
All material stored in the Garage, including paint, machine parts, lawnmower and oil
Empty 55 gal drums
The site is now clean of debris and the mine reclamated.
What remains to be done is the removal of the house, garage and jeep. We met with the individual who is removing the cabin, garage and jeep. He anticipated doing this in spring 2016, when water levels will allow.
Since it was founded in 1992, The Wilderness Land Trust organization has preserved 441 parcels comprised of more than 48,308 acres of wilderness inholdings in 100 designated and proposed wilderness areas.
The Wilderness Land Trust
PO Box 1420, Carbondale, CO 81623 phone: 970.963.6068 fax: 970.963.6067