• Weed/Invasive Species Control
Photo Courtesy of FS
This will be the third year we have treated populations of invasive thistles in portions of Mount Adams that burned in the 2013 Cascade Creek Fire. Treatments thus far have been successful, but more follow-through is needed to fully eradicate these populations. These efforts are also producing effectiveness monitoring which is important to building management strategies and funding support for further actions on other invasive populations.
These volunteer events involve walking through the forest searching for invasive plant species, marking their location, and pulling/bagging them if necessary. We will go over basic plant identification of the invasive species at the start of each project. Most of the work will be along the trail corridor, but off trail. There is little canopy in these burn area, so you should be prepared for sun and heat.
We have scheduled the following dates and locations:
Salt Creek: 8/7
Distance: 2-4 miles round trip, minimal elevation gain
Pacific Crest Trail: 8/18
Distance: 4-6 miles round trip, 1200’ elevation gain
Shorthorn Trail: 8/21
Distance: 3-5 miles round trip, minimal elevation gain
Please bring your own lunch, water, and sunscreen. Bring work gloves if you have them; if not, we can provide some.