Registration for our 2013 Treasured Landscape Plant Surveys is now open!!! This year, The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are partnering with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to conduct restoration in the newly designated Treasured Landscape Lightening Creek drainage complex. This project is in its Step One phase, which entails several botanical surveys throughout the drainage. We need volunteer assistance for two types of surveys, you may volunteer for all types or simply pick the one you are interested in:
1.) Adopt a Trail. This survey involves identifying noxious weed encroachment along one of nine trails of concern. Volunteers will be assigned a trail to survey, be given specific instructions on conducting the surveys during a two-day Weed ID course, and then perform the survey by the end of July.
2.) Alpine Surveys. This survey involves hiking up into alpine ecosystems. There are single day events as well as multiple day backpacking trips available to choose to participate in. Volunteers will be assigned a date and a crew to perform the surveys, attend a three day course on plant identification and survey techniques, and then see through the survey on the date they are assigned.
If you have not yet filled out the Application of Interest for this stewardship project, please follow the link and do so now. Approval of your application by FSPW staff is required before continuing the registration process.
Our official Treasured Landscape Plant Surveys Registration Form can be found at the following web page: https://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/treasured-landscape-plant-surveys/
We look forward your involvement in this incredible opportunity!