Idaho Department of Fish and Game is looking for volunteers to assist in planting sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings this spring in three locations in the Magic Valley. These native shrub communities provide food and shelter to a variety of wildlife including mule deer, elk, sage grouse and other upland birds, as well as song birds and small mammals.
Shrub plantings in the Magic Valley have been going well with just under 22,000 Wyoming big sagebrush and antelope bitterbrush plants put in the ground by local volunteers and area high school students. The plantings are intended to increase wildlife forage in areas burned by wildfires, or otherwise lacking a shrubs.There are still approximately 14,000 plants to be planted later this spring.
A local television station, KMVT, did a spot on the project and can be viewed on this video link.