NWTF Dollars At Work: Green Mountain Habitat Restoration Project

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NWTF Project sign at Green Mountain
NWTF Project sign at Green Mountain

Redding, CA – In 2014, NWTF partnered up with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest by helping to fund and implement a prescribed fire project on Green Mountain. Green Mountain lies along the shores of Lake Shasta’s Pit River arm. This area provides habitat and hunting opportunity for black-tailed deer and wild turkeys. Further, it has recently seen an influx of rocky mountain elk roaming down from the Northeastern herd.

Green Mountain habitat
Green Mountain habitat

The project site consists of manzanita, chamise, oak, gray pine and knobcone pine. The majority of the brush on this site had become old, decadent and not very useful to wildlife species.

Prescribed fire on Green Mountain
Prescribed fire on Green Mountain

Once burned, new and nutritious growth will be generated. Indeed, this will create improved foraging habitat for elk, turkeys and deer. Furthermore, it creates more desirable nesting locations for hen wild turkeys. To read more about the project, please see the USFS press release.

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