Join us for a day of restorative huckleberry planting in the burn scar of the 2017 Broken Lookout wildfire in partnership with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the US Forest Service and the RNPP!
In 2017, the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest botany crew happened to be out collecting berries for seed only two weeks before the Broken Lookout Fire near Prospect. This seed was used to propagate over 12,000 huckleberry plants to expedite their recovery in the most severely burned areas. This planting site is also an important cultural area for the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
These plants are now ready to be planted and we need your help!
We’ll meet at the Prospect Ranger Station on Hwy 62 at 9 am. From there we’ll carpool and shuttle plants to the planting site (40 min / 16 miles NW). Once at the site, we’ll use teamwork to carry the plant trays to planting sites and use shovels to plant them in the ground. We’ll provide gloves, tools, and some snacks. We plan to return to the ranger station by 4 pm.
Bring: Appropriate clothing for working outdoors, a bag lunch, water, sun protection, sturdy shoes and any other equipment you need to make walking in woods/planting easier.
Note: There are no restrooms at the planting site. Please plan accordingly.