This week we finished up planting 3500 while pine in the Lightning Creek drainage. We focused our planting in the East Fork and Char Creek watersheds where we converted about 9 miles miles of old road to a non-motorized trail. We also planted lower Rattle Creek, Porcupine Creek, and NF Grouse Creek where we restored fish passage with a bridge. Getting this many trees in the ground wouldn’t have happened without the generous help of many hoedag swingers. I specifically want to thank the energetic people with the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness for helping us. We could not have done this without your help. Mary Franzel, thanks for rallying the horses, that was a big day. Jim Mellen, sorry you missed it but we mountain-biked over from Rattle and planted the upper portion of Char Creek. You would have liked it but we had to act quick and hit the good weather window this Tuesday. Have a great winter!
Avalanche Center Director
US Forest Service