On May 15th, BHA members and volunteers joined BLM staff in a White Oak restoration project in the Santiam near Lyons, Oregon.
After traversing over steep ground with no trail for half a mile, the team arrived at an Oregon white oak meadow located on McCully Mountain.
The main concern in McCully Mountain Meadow is the spread of invasive scotch broom. Using loppers and saws, the crew cut down populations and installed baskets to protect young oak trees wherever found.
Through a partnership with the BLM, BHA chapters across the western states are lacing up their boots and enacting public land stewardship on BLM-managed parcels. The Oregon chapter is excited to share more volunteer opportunities throughout 2021. Stay tuned for more announcements of boots-on-the-ground conservation projects near you.