Volunteers Helped Plant Almost 2,000
Shrub & Forb Seedlings
On the Sagebrush Steppe
Restoration Project Site
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
The Friends’ sagebrush steppe restoration project, adjacent to the Refuge visitor center, has advanced past the second season. We accomplished our second annual hand-planting of native shrubs, forbs and bunchgrass plugs on Saturday afternoon, November 3rd. We planted and watered about 1,200 sagebrush seedlings, 100 saltbush seedlings, and 500 perennial forb plugs. Getting this done in one 3-hour planting session required the help of about 80 volunteers with shovels and lots of energy. Digging was very easy compared to the previous year—the soil had been disked to loosen it up.