Land Stewardship

“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Aldo Leopold

Source One Serenity is committed and actively involved in serving our community through voluntary land stewardship projects within the Umpqua National Forest and Bureau of Land Management O&C Lands.

Source One Serenity is a veterans organization but we want to connect veterans with the community, so everyone is WELCOME.

On public lands to date, Source One Serenity has:

cleared

30.5

miles of trails

rendered

3,726

volunteer hours

estimated value of

$61,597

Trail work in the Boulder Creek Wilderness 

Update: March 2022

Since 2021, the veterans from Source One Serenity with community volunteers have cleared more than 8 miles of trail in the Boulder Creek Wilderness: Bradley Trail #1491 (2.4 mi), Soda Springs Trail #1493 (0.4 mi), and Boulder Creek Trail #1552 (more than 5 mi). They have cut more than 100 fallen trees and opened Bradley Trail and Soda Springs Trail that intersect Boulder Creek Trail at Pine Bench. The work in this area is arduous due to steepness, big, downed trees, and no mechanized equipment allowed. A great amount of effort is expended to hike in and use cross-cut saws to clear downed trees. Although the Boulder Creek Trail is not cleared completely, it already provides renewed access to the Boulder Creek Wilderness for hikers and equestrians.


Source One Serenity intends to fully clear and reopen the Boulder Creek Trail in the following years (approximately 5 more miles from 2,000-5,000 feet elevation). This will also allow for reopening connector trails in future years, and thus creating loop opportunities in the wilderness for hikers, backpackers, and equestrians. We are focused on reducing the deferred maintenance in the Boulder Creek Wilderness to help shift use and offer recreational opportunities to visitors despite recent disturbance events. Source One Serenity performs this trail work according to the Forest Service’s trail development scale and under supervision of the Umpqua National Forest Recreation Program. The trails are intended to preserve the Boulder Creek Wilderness and its wildlife habitat as near as possible to the primitive environment, and “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”


This bench will be placed at Canton Creek Campground to honor and commemorate Frank and Jeanne Moore’s efforts of land stewardship

The North Umpqua Trail

has been cleared from Swiftwater to Fern Creek Falls

Dec. 2019