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

Bassett Creek Weed Eradication

basset trailSaturday, June 28

Don’t let Weeds Win!  Join us for a full day of weed warfare on Houndstongue, Toadflax, Knapweed, Thistle and Mullein, Saturday, June 28.  Volunteers will pull, dig, remove seed heads, and chemically spray all the noxious weeds we can find in this area leading into the Wilderness.  It’s about a 2.5 mile hike in to the Basin, with many switchbacks and little cover/little water, so bring sun-screen and plenty to drink.  Be prepared to hike 6-7 miles on the day.  Long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves and boots are essential as well as rain-protection.  Protective gear will be provided for anyone who helps with spraying. 

Bassett Creek flows into the Yellowstone River at LaDuke Spring, just north of Gardiner.  There are a multitude of invasive weeds along the drainage both inside and out of the A-B Wilderness that need tackling, so we need your help.  Weeds are one of the greatest threats to the Wilderness integrity and the native ecosystem.  Volunteer efforts on a repeating basis have been shown to make a huge difference in keeping them at bay.


We will meet at the La Duke Spring picnic area at 8:30 a.m. in order to get a start while it’s cool.  LaDuke is 9 miles north of Gardiner and 48 miles south of Livingston on Highway 89. Lunch and snacks are provided.  Limit of 10 volunteers, so reserve your spot.

Bassett Creek Weed Eradication Project

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