It's that time of the year when willow cuttings, oak acorns and other Native plants must be propagated for next season's habitat restoration plantings.
Meadows are important and most in the Sierra are impaired mostly due to more than 100 years of cattle grazing combinedclimate change. Restoring meadows is of paramount importance to all of CA and planting willow cuttings into pots and growing them for six months in the nursery is a critical component to the restoration. The same can be said for oak woodland habitat. Poor urban development is fragmentingand concreting over oak woodland habitat. Think "Walmart parking lot..."
University of Redlands students join WildPlaces Nursery Day in a half-day project to maintain and repair the USFS/WildPlaces Nursery in Springville, plant oak acorns and willow cuttings for next season's restoration projects. Following this and into the evening, we will share dinner and discussion about the GSNM, its, ecology, politicology, and magic.
A few more volunteers from WildPlaces are needed. Reach us if you can join Sunday, 10/8 by calling 559.539.5263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will meet at the nursery located at the USFS Work Station in Spirngville (see map).
10/8 Sunday in p.m. - RU arrives Sville
10/9 Monday at9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Nursery Day
1 p.m. - River time for all
6 p.m. - Discussionand Dinner
10/10 Tuesday - RU departs