Sagebrush Seedlings get planted on the West part of the Martin Fire burn area

WINNEMUCCA, NV – Numerous volunteers helped the Winnemucca District’s Emergency Stabilization &Rehabilitation efforts by planting Sagebrush seedlings on the Martin Fire burn area.

The project started on November 5, when the BLM Winnemucca District picked up more than 40,000 sagebrush seedlings from the Boise National Forest’s Lucky Peak Nursery in Boise, Idaho. On Saturday, November 10, the BLM, Nevada Muleys, Nevada Bighorn Unlimited, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and numerous volunteers of all ages, started sagebrush seedling planting in an effort to improve winter habitat for mule deer and other species within the 2018 Martin Fire burn area.

“More post-fire ES&R efforts and treatments are still to come,” said Winnemucca District Manager Ester McCullough. “The BLM Winnemucca District is thankful for all the volunteers and groups that came to help out with the ES&R efforts on the Martin Fire”

Additional ES&R treatments include spraying pre-emergent, prevention of invasive species and retention of native seed “islands”, UTV broadcast seeding, hand planting of bitterbrush and sagebrush seedlings, drill seeding, aerially seeding, mulch application for erosion control, and fence repair.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Fernando J Pitones Sr