Flagstaff Ranger District seeks volunteers for tree planting events

The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is seeking volunteers to help replant the Schultz burn and White Vulcan Mine areas this October.

Volunteers will plant approximately 5,000 ponderosa pine seedling in the Schultz Fire burn area as well as the reclaimed White Vulcan Mine, which is within the Schultz Fire perimeter north of Flagstaff.  The mine ceased operating two years ago and the surface has been reclaimed and restored to natural contours and was seeded with grasses and forbs. Replanting efforts will continue the rehabilitation of the mine site.

Each event will begin with a safety briefing and planting demonstration at 8:30 am, and will end early afternoon.

Saturday, October 6 – White Vulcan Mine

Saturday, October 13 – Schultz Fire burn area

Saturday, October 20– Schultz Fire burn area

Volunteers must wear long pants and sturdy shoes, and should bring gloves, hard hat or bicycle helmet, water, snacks and lunch. Some gloves and hard hats will be available to borrow.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to join; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited to 50 volunteers per event. Please register by contacting Justin Loxley at the Flagstaff Ranger District by calling 928-527-8212 or emailing jdloxley@fs.fed.us. Directions, parking information, and additional details will be provided upon registration.

 

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