Field News Recap – March 2024

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Idaho Update:

Idaho UCF crews tackled a variety of challenges this month. Yellow Crew and Blue Crew continued working to get Nampa Forestry’s internal tree inventory software up to date by mapping and inputting more than 375 trees around Nampa’s city parks. Crews also helped clear approximately 1/2 mile of invasive Himalayan Elms. Both crews received their A Bucking and Felling USDA Forest Service Chainsaw certifications from our internal evaluator Jeff Olsen. 

After certification, crews helped remove 18 dying Arborvitae trees that were planted at a historic Nampa cemetery and spent roughly 50 hours chipping tree debris. Crews will be back to assist the city with grinding old tree stumps and eventually planting a diverse row of trees to replace those removed. Additionally, with help from the Idaho Forestry Department, crews planted approximately 80 trees in a nursery to establish root systems over the next 2-5 years before being planted throughout the city. 

Crews have also assisted the Idaho Fish and Game Department with planting 600 live willow stakes at two new fishing ponds to help establish a healthier ecosystem around the ponds by creating shade. Crews harvested, processed and planted the 600 stakes at Claytonia Fishing Pond and Dick Knox Fishing Pond.  

Click here to read about what our crews in other states are up to!