Stewardship

Assist with re-taking photos at 4 permanent photo points along a 0.5 mile stretch of the Balsamroot Trail, that burned in the 2015 Lower Sleepy Hollow Wildfire. 

Join Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger, to locate and take a series of photographs that allow CDLT to monitor post-fire recovery by native grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Assist with re-taking photos at 7 permanent photo points within the 2014 wildfire footprint on both Saddle Rock City Park and Jacobson Preserve.

Help monitor two populations of Wenatchee Mountains Checker-mallow (Sidalcea oregana var. calva), a native plant with a very limited natural range. In 2014, CDLT received funding from the USFW to establish new populations of this plant by planting of nursery-grown seedlings at Mountain Home. Annually, CDLT monitors the plants.  

As we move into summer, the reptiles you are likely to see during the day are gopher snake (also called bull snake), racer, western fence lizard, sagebrush lizard, northern alligator lizard, and pygmy short-horned lizard.

Many dates from late April to July. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule.

Enjoy wildflower season and great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves.

Join us on Saturday, June 8th from 9 AM - 1:00 PM for brush removal and possibly some restoration plant monitoring at Horse Lake Reserve. This could involve hiking less than 1 mile and using hand tools such as loppers and hand saws along the way. 

Come see how a little elbow grease can transform a piece of land from overgrown to beautifully wildfire-ready.

Managing for Forest Health on Mountain Home Preserve
  
Land Trust property closed for forest thinning operation