Large group of energetic, robust volunteers for this one! We spanned both sides of the trail in the southeast corner of Paddock, thinning trees and burning a total of six fires during the day.
Good bunch of fire-starters too - a malfunction in the propane tank was no obstacle to this group. The area looks good and will look even better come spring and the emergence of all things green.
Swallow Cliff Sunday January 21
Speaking of fire-starting, 95% humidity and a barely-legal 5 mph wind didn't keep Jackie from quickly getting a fire going. In December volunteers opened a corridor going down the slope - this time they made a large clearing tackling numerous patches of multi-flora rose along with honeysuckle and barberry.
Black Partridge Sunday January 21
John brush-cut a large area while Pat did his usual bowsaw assault on brush and Kathy herbicided behind them. We're nearing the time when the brushy outbreak at this end of Partridge will be no more.