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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.


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

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