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Big Creek Riparian Restoration
October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Thanks to ONDA volunteers’ hard work and reliability, we have been able to expand our relationship with Malheur National Forest and help with a new restoration project on Big Creek, a tributary to the North Fork of the John Day River.
The work involves planting riparian trees, shrubs and sedges within an area that had been damaged by historic mining and has recently been restored. In addition to adding new plants, we will be re-planting many of the shrubs and sedges that were removed prior to the major restoration effort. This newly restored stretch of Big Creek will provide critical habitat for salmonids.
Trip highlights include being involved in and learning about a major restoration effort within the John Day River basin from knowledgeable Forest Service staff and exploring an area rich in pioneer history.
Challenges include planting trees in rocky soils and potentially chilly fall weather.