Plantings Wrap Up at Land Trust Preserves

Nov 10, 2022
Land Trust Preserves have been a hive of activity with planting parties this fall!


Land Trust Preserves have been a hive of activity with planting parties this fall! With several large restoration projects underway this year, the final step of planting new native vegetation was a big focus for the Land Trust this fall. In fact, we added more than 50,000 new native plants to Land Trust Preserves this year alone!

At Ochoco Preserve, new native bunchgrasses, flowers, trees, and shrubs were planted along the new McKay Creek channels. Volunteers came out for multiple work parties, helping get 2,000 plants in the ground, while work crews planted an additional 37,000 plants.

Over at Willow Springs Preserve, where this summer we completed the first phase of a low-tech restoration of Whychus Creek, another 3,500 native plants were added to the project area, helping provide stream shade, soil stability, and habitat for wildlife.

Meanwhile, around 2,700 native plants were added to Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, 2,300 plants added to the Hindman Springs portion of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, and around 3,000 plants were added to Rimrock Ranch.

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to help with all the plantings! It truly takes a village with projects like these!