Project: NATIVE RIPARIAN HABITAT RESTORATION
What: Plant native shrubs and trees in an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitats.
Where: Little Salmon River & tributaries.
When: April 18 & 25; May 2, 9 & 16; June 6 & 13, 2015.
Logistics: Tools, transportation provided: plan on 12 hour days.
# People: Ten to fifteen each day.
Mike Tyvand, happy to be digging deep holes in Long Valley, 2013.
Volunteers provide the workforce to restore native habitat in southwest Idaho, collecting seed and planting since 1990 when the Department initiated its Volunteer Program. Native habitat restoration is the focus of our Southwest Region Volunteer Program and volunteers make this important work possible and successful.
Our Volunteer Native Riparian Habitat Restoration has evolved to semiannual project work: mid-April through mid-June, resuming late September through early November. Plus we provide TLC to plantings during hot, dry summer months, watering and weeding plantings. We plant mostly five gallon native trees and shrubs in the spring and construct willow weavings in the fall.
Lewis Pustejovsky planting on the Little Salmon River, 2014.
Barry Wescott watering plantings on Round Valley Creek, 2013.