Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteers to help clean Sarvis Cabin
CRAIG — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to help maintain and improve the Sarvis Creek Cabin area south of Steamboat Springs beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, National Public Lands Day. The cabin located in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area, about 15 mile south of Steamboat on Routt County R0ad 18.
The BLM acquired the historic cabin in 2015 from Western Rivers Conservancy. The acquisition was part of a Land and Water Conservation Fund acquisition of a 45-acre parcel that provides public access to the Upper Yampa River below Stagecoach Reservoir. The cabin was built by the Hubbard Family, who ranched in the valley for many years.
“The historic Sarvis Creek Cabin area is a gem in the Little Snake Field Office,” BLM Little Snake Field manager Bruce Sillitoe said. “This volunteer effort will play a key role as we continue to renovate and enhance the area.”
Volunteers will help repair fences, clean-up the bank, move wood piles, and improve the parking lot. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, boots, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts, and volunteers should be prepared for changing weather conditions. Lunch will be provided.
National Public Lands Day is the largest hands-on volunteer effort on public lands in Colorado and across the nation. The BLM has 8.3 million acres of public land in Colorado and relies on volunteers to help complete various projects. Each year, more than 4,000 volunteers contribute more than 200,000 hours to the BLM in Colorado.
Local land managers have proposed allowing the public to rent out Sarvis Cabin on the banks of the Yampa River just below Stagecoach Reservoir.