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Fourmile Creek, 8/06 - Monitoring Panorama of Site 1                                

Click and scroll on the panorama above to see a 360 degree view!

Check out this stretch of Four Mile Creek that volunteers planted in May 05 at the end of its second growing season – the trees and shrubs established successfully and are thriving.

The ranchers/landowners gave the plants an extra boost by watering them - especially ones growing higher on the banks and further from the water table - throughout the typically hot and dry Idaho summers.

Horses helped out, also! A lucky horse or two got to eat tender young shoots of grasses for a couple of days inside of the planted and fenced areas along the creek. After the horses did their part to eat back the grasses and before they became interested in eating the shrubs and trees the ranchers moved their hoofed friends to other pastures.

By careful management and vigilant monitoring this ranching family successfully utilized their horses to reduce competition from grasses, further boosting the newly planted shrubs and trees chance to survive and flourish.

Check out Fourmile Creek, 5/05

This panorama taken August 31, 2006.

View "before" and "after" photos of restoration on this section of Fourmile Creek. (1.3 Mb PDF File)

Borah High School students watching and listening to planting instructions on Four Mile Creek. 5/05
Borah High School students watching and listening to planting instructions on Four Mile Creek. 5/05
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