Fri, May 13|
Location is TBD
Elk Habitat Enhancement Volunteer Event
We are partnering with WDFW to volunteer at their Elk Habitat Enhancement event. You will need to register through their website so we can make sure to have equipment for everyone. We will be working together to control scotch broom and two types of hawkweeds.
Time & Location
May 13, 2022, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Location is TBD
About The Event
Join our Outreach Coordinator, Chelsea Dole and Botanist Jim Evans for some scotch broom and hawkweed removal. While treating you will have an opportunity work with Chelsea and report any other invasive species through EDDMapS. Our botanist Jim Evans will be available for any questions on plant identification and maybe a fun fact or two about birds.
Register at Elk Habitat Enhancement - Mudflow Unit, so we and make sure that there is enough equipment for everyone.
These weeds outcompete native shrubs and grasses that are used as forage for the St. Helens Elk herd. Tree cages may also be constructed and placed around trees and shrubs to protect them from being over-browsed. Equipment will be provided, but please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, and rain gear. There will be a potluck lunch at this event, with planning and coordination to follow.
Dry camping on Weyerhaeuser property near the planting site (pending approval. No Recreational Permit will be required), is an option for those that would like to participate for multiple days.
You do not need to be a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to participate.
This project is eligible for Master Hunter hours.