The California and Nevada chapters of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers announce they are throwing a “bitterbrush bash” to help restore critical winter range for mule deer and antelope at the Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area. The event is set for Oct. 27 – 29.
Organizers report that conservationists from throughout the West will assemble for a public land planting event followed by a community gathering and campout with live music, food, drinks, and more. Local bands, prize giveaways, sponsors, campfire stories, and onsite camping are all on tap for the gathering.
Participants and sponsors will also help plant 10,000 bitterbrush plants grown at Federal Correctional Institute, Herlong through the Sagebrush in Prisons Program. In addition, planting will include species of cultural significance to the local Washoe Tribe.
Volunteers will meet at the Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. After a day of planting Friday, folks will drive to Two Hearts Ranch in Beckwourth for a community gathering and wild game potluck with on-site camping, campfire stories, a bar, and more. On Saturday morning volunteers will head back to the wildlife area for a huge planting event. On Saturday night folks will gather back at the ranch for the Beer Bands and Bitterbrush Stands event, which includes food trucks, a giveaway, a barn filled with live bands, and a bar.
Organizers report that space for camping is available in the scenic Lost Sierra Valley. To learn more, reserve a camping spot, or RSVP for the planting effort, visit https://www.backcountryhunters.org/beer_bands_bitterbrush_stands.
Information submitted by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers