Supporting stewardship of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness 
and fostering appreciation of wild lands.

Invasive Plants Project

National Forest FoundationThe ABWF undertook a first-year, multi-location project to treat and monitor invasive plant species starting in the summer of 2011. The project was funded in part by a grant from the National Forest Foundation. In addition to the Gallatin and Custer National Forests, the Carbon County, Stillwater County, Sweetgrass County, and Park County Weed Districts, and the Beartooth Back Country Horsemen all assisted the Foundation in accomplishing most of the projects listed below.

The 2011 invasive species work consisted of four "front country" locations—locations that could be accessed in day trips, and two "back country" locations—locations that required overnight stays. The projects were planned for the following locations and dates.

Front Country Projects

East Rosebud Trailhead, Beartooth Ranger District—Saturday, July 9, 2011 - done

Passage Creek, Yellowstone Ranger District—Saturday, July 30, 2011 - cancelled

Main Boulder River, Yellowstone Ranger District—Saturday, August 6, 2011 - done

Basset Creek, Yellowstone Ranger District—Saturday, July 16, 2011 - done

Back Country Projects

Trail Creek South, Beartooth Ranger District—August 12-15, 2011 - done

Stillwater Headwall, Gallatin Ranger District—August 19-23, 2011 - done

Weed Mapping Project

This work involves mapping weed infestations in the back country. A training class was held for 10 students June 4, 2011. Mapping will start in 2012.

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