This year TreeFight has been invited by Caribou-Targhee National Forest and Bridger-Teton National Forest to replant 2,500 whitebark pine on the forest lands within the permitted boundaries of Grand Targhee Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and in selected locations near the Continental Divide on Togowotee Pass.
This is completely absolutely amazingly freaking cool. We get to plant seedlings of Yellowstone’s most magical trees, which have been doted over by their germinators and caretakers at the US Forest Service Nursery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, into the mountaintops above our homes. And they may outlive us by, oh, a THOUSAND YEARS.
Treefighters will be doing two plantings, each lasting a few days, in June and in September.
Presently, we have space for those who would like to plant trees with us on June 24th at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and on June 27th at Grand Targhee MOuntain Resort. To register for either of these missions, go to the In the Field page, or click on the appropriate dates on the calendar or list of upcoming events in the sidebar to register.
We may have more public planting dates in September, 2012. We’ll post them as soon as we can.