Greenfire News: March, 2001

fencepostsIn March, Judy Hall prepared and submitted two grant applications: an EPA 319 proposal and an application to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for a Five-Star Restoration Challenge Grant. The proposals are for restoration projects on Greenfire and the state-owned section along Lake Creek, for which WWP holds the grazing lease.

Meanwhile, while fence removal continued at Greenfire, I went on a tour of the East Fork and Upper Salmon River with Mark Olson to locate areas where cottonwood and willow cuttings could be gathered.

Locating an area suitable for collection is difficult due to degraded river systems that seldom flood (a natural and necessary process) and livestock grazing that is destroying most of the limited regeneration. There are cottonwoods to be found, but most of them are mature and often decadent.