The 2020 Pearl Hill fire scorched over 200,000 acres in Northern Douglas County, including some of the most important habitat for Washington’s rare and imperiled greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). This species relies on healthy stands of Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata spp. Wyomingensis) for food and protection throughout the year. Unfortunately, this type of sagebrush does not come back after a fire, and so large parts of important sage grouse habitat remain without sagebrush a year after the fire. This year, for Make a Difference Day, Foster Creek Conservation District is partnering with Chelan Douglas Land Trust to plant 2,000 sage brush seedlings in a high-priority area near Bridgeport. We need your help to make this effort a success! Come out and enjoy a morning of seedling planting in the beautiful shrub-steppe of Douglas County. Coffee, snacks, and hot soup will be provided.
Please bring a water container, working clothes, and gardening gloves.
During the event, please follow state and local COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks.
Where: Bell Butte, southeast of Bridgeport and 5 miles south of the Highway 17 along
Volunteers should meet on the side of Road K NE, at the between J Road NE and Fairview Road NE.
When: Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 10:00am—2:00pm