DATE: May 10, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-56
TREES PLANTED ALONG THE HUMBOLDT IN CARLIN CANYON
Forty-five volunteers planted about 50 cottonwood trees along the Humboldt River in Carlin Canyon on May 13 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
Tom Warren, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office National Public Lands Day coordinator, commented, “The volunteers were great. Everyone had a good time planting trees and cleaning up the canyon. This year the National Wild Turkey Federation ‘adopted’ our project and they supplied funding for a large portion of the trees. Several members of the local Wild Turkey Federation chapter – the Ruby Mountain Rios – participated and planted trees.”
“A Nevada Youth Training Center crew assisted with tree planting and fence construction. Other volunteers collected garbage along the river corridor and removed hundreds of Scotch thistle plants as well. In addition, BLM weed specialists sprayed noxious weeds. Other groups including local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Back Country Horsemen of Nevada participated,” concluded Warren.
Following the morning’s work, volunteers were treated to a Dutch-oven lunch provided by Elko Interagency Dispatch Center Supervisor Bill Roach.