The Bureau of Land Management has completed thinning and controlled burning treatments on the slopes of Upper Table rock. The next step in the process involves planting native grasses and wildflowers in the burn scars to aid in ecosystem recovery.
Join us for a day of planting and help restore this beautiful fire-adapted landscape!
When & Where: Meet us at 9 am on February 20th in the parking lot at the base of Upper Table rock.
Bring: Appropriate clothing for working outdoors, a bag lunch/snacks, water, sun protection, sturdy shoes and any other equipment you need to make walking in woods/planting easier. If you have preferred planting tools bring them but we will have a variety of hand tools available.
More info: We will be hiking up the trail to the mid & upper slopes then hiking off-trail to planting sites in the thinned and burned area. We will have a few hand carts or a UTV to haul material up the trail then we will carry plugs in bundles of 25 to the planting sites. Be prepared for ticks, poison oak, and rough ground off-trail. The treatments are designed to enhance and restore the natural oak woodlands and meadows and reduce the risk of severe fires. We will be planting 500 Elymus elymoides, 350 Festuca californica and 260 Grindelia nana plugs.