Youth Conservation Corps workers are bordering pathways with rocks to help protect plant life from trampling by many of the more than 1 million visitors each year to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Seven YCC youths are working on the project on the popular Sunset Point pathway.A side benefit to the program gives youths an insight into the environment. They work on projects but also are provided time to see the sights, listen to lectures and other opportunities.
Officials note that devastation can quickly come to plant life when trampled by visitors. It is anticipated that visitors will not deviate from the paths if the trails are lined with rock.