MDI Shrub Planting in GMU 74 to Help Restore Mule Deer Winter Range

On April 20th MDI staff along with the landowners family and friends, and a local boy scout troop spent their Saturday planting 4,500 bitterbrush and sagebrush seedlings.  The scout troop planted around 1,700 plants, the remainder were planted using a tractor pulling a tree planter.  Fortunately, it rained prior to and following the planting, which will hopefully increase plant survival. 

Row of shrubs planted using the tractor.

Bitterbrush seedling hand planted.

Scout troop hand planting bitterbrush and sagebrush.