The Land Trust just completed our first phase of habitat restoration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Crews were busy in early January burning piles on the steep canyon slopes of the Preserve. In total, ~100 acres of piles of juniper limbs, trunks, and tops were burned. Those piles were created during our 2012 forest restoration which thinned encroaching juniper to benefit the remaining ponderosa pine and aspen at the Preserve. Take a visual tour of the restoration via a slideshow or video.
Watch a slideshow of the pile burning below. If the slideshow below doesn't appear, watch it here. (Be sure to click "show info" in the upper right hand corner to see the credits.)
Tour some of the burn work with stewardship director Amanda Egertson. Here Amanda talks about our overall forest restoration project:
Here Amanda tells us about decadent bitterbrush: