Idaho inmates help with fire rehabilitation

inmate plants seedling
SBWCC inmate Sierra Divine
By Tami Tremblay, KTVB-TV

BOISE — Idaho inmates are helping restore our habitat while being incarcerated.

They have been growing sagebrush seedlings and then planting them in burned areas.

This year dozens of inmates from South Boise Women's Correctional Center seeded 30,000 containers with sagebrush seeds.

The program called "Sagebrush in Prisons" has been going on in Idaho since 2015.

This year was the first time inmates actually got to plant the seedlings.

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Photo courtesy Nancy Dewitt, Institute for Applied Ecology 

Story published: 10/22/2018
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