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Lassen County Youth Invited to Pitch-In for Meadow Restoration

Wildflowers in bloom at Upper Stephen’s Meadow. photo by Amy Holmen
Wildflowers in bloom at Upper Stephen’s Meadow. – photo by Amy Holmen

Students from 7th to 12th grades are invited to join Lassen Land Trails and Trust on July 8th, for the Upper Stephen’s Meadow Restoration Service Project.

The event will be led by Amy Holmen, land manager for the trust, and is supported by the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative. Participants will travel to Upper Stephen’s Meadow, learn about the bio-network of the Eagle Lake watershed and assist in restoring Pine Creek meadows through the removal of lodgepole pine saplings.

According to LL&TT’s Education Coordinator Jessie Diermier meadows play an important role in the overall health and integrity of an ecosystem. They purify streams and lakes by filtering sediment from runoff and provide foraging habitat for deer and small mammals.

“Additionally,” explains Diermier, “they help support high levels of plant and wildlife diversity. By removing the lodgepole pine saplings from Upper Stephen’s Meadow, we will be improving the quantity and quality of water in Pine Creek as well as improving the meadow habitat.”

Scouting and educational groups are welcome! To register, or for more information on appropriate attire and necessary supplies, you can email [email protected] or call (530) 257-3252.

This event is a program of the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative, a partnership between the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Lassen National Forest, the Lassen County Office of Education and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. For more information about the Collaborative, the Trust, their work or about trails to enjoy, please visit www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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