Sagebrush Steppe Restoration Project


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.

In November 2017 – Over 100 Volunteers 

Helped Plant 3,000 Seedlings

On the Sagebrush Steppe Restoration Project Site at Deer Flat NWR

         

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