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USFS honors Troop 40 for Stikine weeding


The US Forest Service has chosen Wrangell’s Boy Scout Troop 40 to receive the 2013 Wilderness Partner Award for their efforts in identifying and accomplishing stewardship activities on the Wrangell Ranger District.

Regional Forester Beth Pendleton made the announcement last week in a press release, stating, “Their invasive weed eradication efforts within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness were a crucial partnership in keeping wilderness wild for everyone, especially our youth.”

The troop has adopted the Twin Lakes area and plan to return every year to the wilderness to maintain the work...

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