With help from the Chukchansi Tribe the CRCD has been working to clean up the mess that large scale marijuana growers are leaving in our forest. A variety of cartel/large scale growers are and have been functioning in our National Forests for years if not decades. Growing concern for the environmental damage they leave behind has lead to growing efforts to clean up the sites following the drug bust itself. Miles of irrigation line, camp sites, trash pits, water resevoirs and a variety of chemicals used to grow and protect the plants are left behind. Hundreds of these sites litter our forests. So we have embarked on an effort to clean up every known site. When irrigation piping is left behind sites are much easier to reoccupy year to year. When trash pits are left, animals will rummage thru them forever scattering the trash further. When chemicals are left behind they poison our wildlife and streams for years to come.