Pesky Plants Pull, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:00 am – noon

We need your help controlling noxious weeds so we can continue to enjoy these special places! Please register here.

Join the Coalition and the Deschutes National Forest for a morning pulling invasive plants along the Deschutes River. The focus of our attention will be the Meadow Day Use Area. We’ll start the morning with an overview of logistics and safety protocols, and talk about the what and why of pulling invasive plants.

Why pull invasive weeds:

  • Noxious weeds, such as the knapweed pictured here, invade a variety of habitats including agriculture and wildlands such as the National Forest.
  • They displace and compete with native vegetation, thus reducing wildlife forage, erosion control, and overall watershed health.
  • The Bend/Ft. Rock District of the Deschutes National Forest has documented approximately 2,300 acres of infestations. Some of these infestations are in our favorite places to recreate.