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

The Bridge Creek Weeds Weekend

bridge creek weedsBridge Creek Weeds Weekend—July 26-28, (Fri-Sun):

 

Project Update:

It was a small but effective crew that camped on the Boulder River, bent on the destruction of noxious weeds.  Nancy Ostlie, David Kallenbach, and Derek Kirchner wrought havoc on the houndstongue and oxeye daisy growing in abundance near the mouths of Bridge and Upsidedown Creeks.  Three of us were able to pull up about 30 big bags of the invasive which is covered in Velcro-like seeds. 

 

We need Noxious Weed Warriors!  Bridge Creek flows into the Main Boulder River at Hicks Park near the end of the Boulder River Road, south of Big Timber, MT.  It has a rather nasty infestation of Oxeye daisy, houndstongue, and leafy spurge—all invasive weeds in this area that need to be eradicated.  There is probably no bigger threat to the integrity of the Wilderness than these non-native weeds, so we need as many volunteers as possible willing to help us return this area to its native vegetation.  With enough volunteers we can make a lot of headway against these weeds simply pulling them by hand, but in some cases we may need to spray.  We’ll car camp at Hicks Campground near the Bridge Creek Trailhead and then hike in to the worst areas of infestation.  All food will be provided by the ABWF.  Bring whatever you need to car camp, along with hiking boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirt and gloves to work in.

 

This is a great shorter project.  Weed work is generally not as physically demanding as our other trail projects, although there will be a fair bit of hiking involved.  So, if you’re out to help the ABWF and don’t want to swing a Pulaski, this might be the project for you or your family.  We’d like to meet Friday night and camp out in order to get an early start on the work on Saturday.  Call David at 406-425-1944 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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