First Annual Weed Day On The Logan Ranger District

Release Date: May 9, 2018  

Contact(s): KJ Pollock (801) 558-8016


First Annual Weed Day On
The Logan Ranger District

           Salt Lake City, Utah, May 4, 2018 - The Logan Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Bridgerland Audubon Society and the Utah Native Plant Society invite the public to join the first Annual Weed Day.  The public is invited to participate in the community wide event.

What:  1st Annual Weed Day, Logan Ranger District, Bridgerland Audubon Society and Utah Native Plant Society
When:  Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Second Dam, Milepost 463.7, US 89 and Canyon Road, Logan UT (2.5 miles up the canyon)

          The goal of this project is to help reduce and eradicate invasive weeds threatening the native plant community of the local area.  Invasive weed species threaten the ecological integrity and biological diversity of plant communities within the project area and have caused adverse impacts to recreation, wildlife and other important social and resource values.

           Target weeds include, dyers woad, burdock, houndstongue, Scotch thistle and other invasive weeds. Control methods will include hand pulling, digging and possible bagging.             

          Volunteers should wear protective clothing, including gloves, long pants, long sleeve shirts, sturdy footwear, bring water and a lunch. Some tools will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own weeding tools and shovels.

           For more information, contact Lisa Thompson, Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator, Logan Ranger District, (801) 625-5850, Dave Wallace, Utah Native Plant Society, (425) 750-5913, or Hilary Shughart, hilary.shughart@gmail.com



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