Volunteer Land Stewards- Forest Plantation Naturalization
Spring 2017: Land Management Volunteer Opportunities
Every year, rare takes on new ecological restoration initiatives in order to enhance and rehabilitate the unique native habitats of this urban land trust. Together with volunteer and community support, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is happy to provide meaningful opportunities for environmental education and stewardship through volunteer restoration activities. Below is a brief description of the opportunities for volunteering with rare for the spring of 2017
April 27th, 2017 9:00 AM -12:30 PM;
May 18th, 2017 9:00 AM -12:30 PM;
Lamb’s Inn (1679 Blair Road, Cambridge) then carpool to restoration site
The Thompson Tract plantation was planted in the 1980s, mostly with Black Walnut and White Pine. Plantations are rows of even-aged habitats which can compromise habitat biodiversity and are more susceptible to disease. As part of a Managed Forest Plan, the plantations are being restored to a naturalized forest habitat which includes a mix of native tree species and understory plants.
Thinning the plantation has opened up gaps in the canopy to facilitate understory growth. As a follow-up to the thinning, volunteer days will focus on increasing biodiversity by transplanting native trees and shrubs from the adjacent Indian Woods where there is a surplus of healthy saplings. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain experience in ecological restoration and tree planting.
|Additional Items to bring:||
Refillable water bottle
If you are interested in participating in this restoration project
please contact Alissa Fraser at
email@example.com or by phone at 519-650-9336 ext. 114.