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Big Bend Habitat Restoration

From January 21, 2014 until December 31, 2015

At Big Bend restoration area (West Jordan) 734-792 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT 84088, USA

lahanson@utah.gov

Categories: All projects , Habitat , Education

The Jordan River Commission is working with the City of West Jordan to remove invasive vegetation from a 20-acre area near 9000 South to prepare it for a major restoration project. This area provides critical habitat for a variety of wildlife including deer, fox, and many species of migratory birds and waterfowl. The area has been heavily infested with invasive Russian olive, tamarisk, thistle, hoary cress, and other invasive vegetation. These non-native plants provide very little habitat for wildlife and aggressively crowd out native plant species.

Project work needed on site includes:
• Loading bucked firewood logs into a truck and unloading it at a different site (logs are stacked and coming from felled invasive Russian Olive trees),
• Digging out invasive thistle plants ,
• Helping to lead groups of other volunteers on the site after going through a short training,
• Installation of native plant species in restoration pilot plots,
• Removal of debris piles and useless fencing.

This project is available to all volunteers and is also eligible for Dedicated Hunter Credit. DH credit will be given for all time spent on the site completing projects, and for participating in volunteer leader trainings.

Equipment: Shovels, leather gloves, thick-soled boots, and loppers.

Please visit www.jordanrivercommission.com to view the scheduled project dates and see other volunteering opportunities.

Dates:

Standing project work days are on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm, and the remaining dates for 2014 are:

  • Tuesday August 12, 2014
  • Tuesday August 26, 2014
  • Tuesday September 9, 2014
  • Tuesday October 7, 2014
  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

Please RSVP via email to let us know if you will be coming.

Please contact us if you are unable to join volunteer on these days. It’s possible that we could meet you on a different day during standard work hours. Additional weekend or evening times are unfortunately unavailable.

Directions:

The site is located about 1/4 mile north of the power substation on 9000 South.

Use the access drive on the north side of 9000 South and directly in front of the power substation. We will meet on the north side of the Jordan River Parkway Trail pedestrian tunnel under 9000 South at 6 pm sharp and then drive back together.


2014-01-21 14:40:54
2015-12-31 16:40:00

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