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Volunteers Needed to Plant Seedling for Wildlife on Craig Mountain

Idaho Fish and Game is asking for volunteers to help plant sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings March 25-27 on the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area south of Lewiston.

Volunteers may call the Fish and Game office 208-799-5010 or e-mail jennifer.bruns@idfg.idaho.gov for more information or to sign-up for this project.

Transportation can be arranged from IDFG's regional office to the planting site near Wapshilla Ranch. Volunteers should be physically able to hike on rocky, steep ground.

Lunch and dinner will be provided to all working volunteers. Volunteers should bring a water bottle, gloves, work boots, and appropriate work clothing, including rain gear.

There will be the option to spend the night, so volunteers should plan on staying at the ranch house or should consider bringing a tent, sleeping bag, and other personal items.

Bitterbrush and sagebrush - both native shrubs - comprise an important component of big game winter ranges in Idaho and throughout the west. Besides providing essential food sources for deer, elk and other wildlife, bitterbrush and sagebrush provide cover from the elements and predators and nesting habitat.