On August 20, 2020, the lightning-started Jones Fire raged across Woolman’s campus and decimated the forest at Mel’s Pond. Quickly, a tree salvage operation occurred to recover the marketable timber, but it left a burn scar of about 75 acres on this hillside. A deep layer of mulch has covered this site for a year, helping build the health of the forest floor. Help us restore this burned to its majestic state once again.
Our goal is to plant 4,000 seedlings within 10 days: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Giant Sequoia in a patchwork of small groves.
When: 10 am - 4 pm on the following dates:
Dec.4-5 (Sat-Sun) Community Volunteers
Dec. 6-10 (Weekdays) School Groups
Dec, 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Community Volunteers
Tree planting days will be led by forest science and land management experts. We will learn from them about fire ecology in our region and silvaculture reforestation methods.
• Sierra Streams Institute
• Bear Yuba Land Trust
• Under the Trees: Kevin Whitlock
• Forest Silviculturist: Kristen Winford
No experience necessary. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and dig small holes with a spade for seedlings.
Out-of-Town Volunteers are Welcome!
Overnight accomodations in A-Frame cabins are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cabin fees are waived in exchange for 2 days of planting. Meals may be purchased in our Dining Hall.
Pre-registration is required.
Nevada City, CA 95959