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 and free giveaways to members..
Volunteers are needed at the USFS/WildPlaces Nursery in Springville in these short and easy projects to maintain and repair the nursery, plant oak acorns, Giant sequoia seedlings, and willow cuttings for next season's restoration projects.
Meadows are the most important feature of the watershed, directly impacting the quality and quantity of water going to downstream habitat, cities, economy, agriculture, or remaining banked as snow.
In other words, healthy meadows = clean and abundant water...however, most meadowsin the Sierra are impaired mostly due to more than 100 years of cattle grazing combined with climate change and urban expansion. Restoring meadows is of paramount importance to all of California 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 fragmenting and concreting over oak woodland habitat. Think "Walmart parking lot..."
Reach Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org and 559.303.4409 if you can join. Volunteers will meet at the nursery located at the USFS Work Station in Spirngville (see map).