In an effort to learn about the importance of our natural resources, the Student Conservation Council develops and implements projects associated the Wood River Land Trust’s mission. The students collaborate with schools, businesses and public agency partners. The SCC promotes their projects to the community and fundraises for their initiatives.

Students for Seedlings

SCC’s first project was helping to restore public lands affected by the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire. Working with the U.S. Forest Service, the SCC raised funds to help purchase sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings and native seed mix. In the fall of 2014, with the help of student and community volunteers of all ages, those seeds and seedlings were planted on public lands at Greenhorn Gulch.

Replanting natives will help mitigate the impacts from the fire by:

  • Stabilizing soil to prevent or diminish the size of mudslides
  • Decreasing amount of silt in the river caused by runoff from rain storms
  • Promoting the growth of native species to help combat invasive species

Project Goals Met:

  • Planting 30 acres with students and volunteers in Fall 2014
  • Raising $800 or more to purchase plants/seeds and cover overhead expenses

NEED TO LINK…

To see a video about a recent SCC Students for Seedlings project click the following link:  Link to Video page “D.2”