Ancient Tools, Corpsmember Muscle Restoring Meadow in Sequoia National Park

man holding scythe using blade sharpener

A Fresno Corpsmember sharpens a scythe near Tharp’s Log in Sequoia National Park as part of a meadow restoration project.

Using an ancient hand tool you may have heard of, but probably have never seen in action; CCC Fresno Corpsmembers are slicing, stacking, and smashing native grasses to help a meadow regenerate.

In Sequoia National Park, near Tharp’s Log, power tools and fuel are a no-go.

In other words, it’s all Corpsmember muscle laying a foundation to prevent further water damage in this picturesque meadow.

Hydrology lessons and using rare tools, make this project a unique experience to say the least.