BLM Partners with Community to Restore Wildlife Habitat at Kuna Butte

BLM collaborated with the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership to join over 70 volunteers at Kuna Butte to replant native shrubs and wildflowers and restore wildfire habitat damaged by wildfire.

“These public-supported planting efforts allow BLM to make a more substantial impact on wildlife habitat than we could ever do on our own. It is impressive to see how hard our volunteers work, as well as the dedication of our partners in restoring habitat,” said BLM ecologist Joe Sirotnak.

Volunteers help restore wildlife habitat at Kuna Butte

Volunteers included: Idaho Department of Fish and Game; 4-H, Boise State University Ultimate Frisbee Team and other community members. By the end of the day, volunteers placed over 2,500 native plants in the ground and returned home with dirty knees, worn gloves, a free t-shirt and the satisfaction of seeing a hillside planted with sagebrush and wildflowers.

The event was part of the 25th anniversary of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area and National Public Lands Day. This project promotes shared conservation stewardship by working with partners to provide multiple use for future generations of public land visitors. A big thank you to all who helped with the restoration of wildlife habitat at Kuna Butte! We look forward to seeing you again at our next volunteer planting project.

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