"We're just doing some remediating on those. We're removing the dead limbs and the hazards, and cutting down some of the dead trees," said Jason Grossman, Vegetation Management Coordinator.
8 Empire District Electric workers are learning new ways to trim and remove dying or dead trees. The camp site is the perfect place to learn.
"Out here, we have open space where we can try some new techniques, different stuff that we normally wouldn't do around the power lines, and get a little more learning for them. Help them out in understanding how to handle dead trees," said Grossman.
The project helps the Boy Scouts by removing hazardous trees and limbs that could pose a safety risk to campers.
"We've had a lot of damage and storms come through. A lot of dead trees, we're making sure they're going to be safe out here," says Grossman.
Scout rangers say they're thankful Empire agreed to conduct the training on their land.
"Tremendous savings of time and effort. Empire has the opportunity to do some training, up their skills, while at the same time, they're saving us hundreds of man hours," says Jim Judd, Camp Childress Ranger.
A Boy Scout camp work day is planned at the reservation site this Saturday the 16th at 8 a.m. Boy Scouts ranging from 11 to 18 years old will remove and discard the limbs. Approximately 50 scouts are expected to help with the cleanup. Rangers say they welcome any volunteers to come and help. Coordinators say the limbs will be used to for vegetation studies and firewood.