Chelan-Douglas Land Trust invites you to plant over 300 native big sagebrush seedlings in the Wenatchee Foothills, within the footprint of both the 2012 and 2015 wildfires. The seeds were collected nearby in 2020 by CDLT volunteers. Derby Canyon Natives in Peshastin grew the seedlings. The planting area is important mule deer wintering habitat. Our efforts to return woody sagebrush to the habitat will meet mule deer habitat by providing food and cover. The work will be moderately strenuous and will involve walking (carrying plants & tools) about 1/2-mile to access the off-trail hillside site. To plant, we’ll be on a slope and will be bending and crouching. CDLT volunteers will be joined a group of high-school aged youth.
Everyone’s safety is our top priority at these events. Please read CDLT’s COVID Safety Protocol and do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell. Remember to bring a face mask to wear when you’re around other people, work gloves, hand sanitizer, water, snacks, layers of clothing appropriate for the task & weather on site, close-toed shoes. The Land Trust will bring long-tongued “tile spade” shovels for volunteers to use.
Please RSVP with the form so we can get an accurate headcount and provide you with details for the work party as the date approaches.
*All work parties are weather and conditions dependent. Canceled work parties will be rescheduled if possible.
Questions? Please email Susan Ballinger, Conservation Fellow at firstname.lastname@example.org