|This project is part of a long-term effort to create and enhance forage
conditions for big game species, such as elk, deer and bear, that inhabit
the Breitenbush River corridor and surrounding areas. These species
benefit from the increased production of berries and tender leaves found
in young forest stands. Restoration activities will be completed in open
meadows, power line corridors, young forest stands and other natural areas
between Marion Forks and Breitenbush.
As part of the MVC contingent, we were
charged with the duties of moving a couple of 1000 lb bags of lime
to remote staging areas so the spreaders could distribute onto the
meadows, picking up trash as always, and the highlight of the
weekend which was retrieving for disposal an abandoned, shot,
burned and probably stabbed car.
After the morning meeting we headed off to where the car was to
begin the process of loading it up for removal. We used the Suzuki
Equator to pull the car from it's abandoned location to the base
of a large tree where we used the winch on Gayle and Brian's Chevy
Tracker to winch the nose up on the car at which point we drove
the Forest Services' flat bed under it to load it up. Bingo... car
gone; forest improved!
2011 Project By
2011 Power Line Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
Project Detroit Ranger District Accomplishments:
- 70 Acres of created and natural meadows
enhanced by fertilization.
- 12 Acres of created and natural meadows
enhanced by Lime .
- 10 Acres of existing created meadows
- 10 Cubic yards of litter cleaned up.
- 16 Bird/squirrel boxes installed,
- 5 Acres of browsing / browse cutback.
1. Fertilizer = 7 tons
2. Lime = 12 tons
3. Seed (native) = 50 lbs
Total expenses (Value of) items provided and
donated was $16,100
In kind volunteer labor value – 636 hrs @ $18/hr = $11,448