Successful year for Sagebrush in Prisons Project

About 12 inmates stand for photo holding seedlings
By Nancy DeWitt, Institute for Applied Ecology Contractor

It was another successful year for the Sagebrush in Prisons Project, a cooperative program between IDOC, the Bureau of Land Management, and Institute for Applied Ecology. 

Inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Center grew almost 60,000 sagebrush and bitterbrush seedlings for habitat restoration, while those at South Boise Women’s Correctional Center grew and helped plant 25,000 sagebrush in recently burned areas. 

Crew members also attended lectures about Great Basin ecology and received certificates documenting their participation and achievements. 

We appreciate their hard work and eagerness to help improve habitat for Idaho’s wildlife!

Story published: 12/03/2018
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