Replanting in the Burn Areas of 2007′s Butler #2 Fire to Be Focus of SBNFA’s Public Lands Day

dc-thumb1This Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day on the National Forest. Last year’s Public Lands Day was honored in all 50 states with the participation of over 120,000 individuals who planted more than 1.6 million trees at over 1,800 events. This year, for the 16th annual Public Lands Day, the San Bernardino National Forest Association invites volunteers to contribute to a replanting project, to take place in the 2007 burn area of Butler Peak on the San Bernardino National Forest. SBNFA is asking participants to meet at the Big Bear Discovery Center on the North Shore at 9am on Saturday, to caravan to the site (via dirt roads, though 4×4 vehicles not necessary). All tools and lunch will be provided, though volunteers are asked to bring a hat, sunscreen, and “working hands.” Those who participate in Public Lands Day will be given a pass good for free entry during the next year at public land sites managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. For more information on Saturday’s replanting project at Butler Peak, call Danielle Grondin at the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909/382-2818. (For background on the Butler #2 Fire, you can visit KBHR’s Butler #2 Fire Archive.)

The Butler #2 Fire (burning behind Fawnskin), as seen by KBHR's "Bear in the Air" on September 15, 2007.

The Butler #2 Fire (burning behind Fawnskin), as seen by KBHR's "Bear in the Air" on September 15, 2007.

One year later (in 2008), the forest is still scarred from the Butler #2 Fire. This Saturday's Public Lands Day will involve replanting in these burn areas.

One year later (in 2008), the forest is still scarred from the Butler #2 Fire. This Saturday's Public Lands Day will involve replanting in these burn areas.

dc-thumb1This Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day on the National Forest. Last year’s Public Lands Day was honored in all 50 states with the participation of over 120,000 individuals who planted more than 1.6 million trees at over 1,800 events. This year, for the 16th annual Public Lands Day, the San Bernardino National Forest Association invites volunteers to contribute to a replanting project, to take place in the 2007 burn area of Butler Peak on the San Bernardino National Forest. SBNFA is asking participants to meet at the Big Bear Discovery Center on the North Shore at 9am on Saturday, to caravan to the site (via dirt roads, though 4×4 vehicles not necessary). All tools and lunch will be provided, though volunteers are asked to bring a hat, sunscreen, and “working hands.” Those who participate in Public Lands Day will be given a pass good for free entry during the next year at public land sites managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. For more information on Saturday’s replanting project at Butler Peak, call Danielle Grondin at the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909/382-2818. (For background on the Butler #2 Fire, you can visit KBHR’s Butler #2 Fire Archive.)

[caption id="attachment_8911" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="The Butler #2 Fire (burning behind Fawnskin), as seen by KBHR's "Bear in the Air" on September 15, 2007."]The Butler #2 Fire (burning behind Fawnskin), as seen by KBHR's "Bear in the Air" on September 15, 2007.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8912" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="One year later (in 2008), the forest is still scarred from the Butler #2 Fire. This Saturday's Public Lands Day will involve replanting in these burn areas."]One year later (in 2008), the forest is still scarred from the Butler #2 Fire. This Saturday's Public Lands Day will involve replanting in these burn areas.[/caption]

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