Bridger Teton National Forest
Come join us Saturday September 28th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for National Public Lands Day. This year’s local event encompasses planting 1,000 Whitebark Pine Seedlings as a forest restoration project within the Hardscrabble Fire, located in the Moccasin Basin area of the Jackson Ranger District.
Volunteers will meet at 9 am on the 28th at the Buffalo Ranger District in Blackrock for project briefing and carpool from there.
Please come prepared for fall weather in the mountains, hiking boots, work gloves and comfortable clothing are required. Hunting season will be underway, please bring some hunter orange to wear for safety. Bear spray is recommended. Remember to bring plenty of water and lunch. Tools and instructions of proper tree planting will be provided.
For more information and RSVP please contact Lesley Williams at 307-739-5424 [email protected]
Driving Directions leaving from Jackson:
Head north on US-26, Cache St. towards the National Parks, follow US-26 E to Blackrock Ranger Station, located on the right-38.1 miles– about 42 min from Jackson. To Moccasin Basin Travel east on US-26 E for 24.1 miles– about 33 min. Turn right onto Moccasin Basin Rd. ( look for PINK flagging!) and travel 3 miles to the Forest Boundary
In the Mountain West, five-needle white pines play a critical role in ecosystem stability. High mountain elevation Whitebark Pine stands out as the species most in need of protection and restoration because of its significant contributions to the ecosystem and its unique susceptibility to invading threats. Whitebark pine plays a substantial role in animal biodiversity of western forests. Together we can make a difference by planting 1,000 seedlings and help to restore whitebark pine on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and aid the restoration of this keystone species of the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Hosted by the Bridger-Teton National Forest in partnership with American Forests, White Bark Pine Ecosystem Foundation & Tree Fight.