Fifth Graders Learn to Manage Weeds at Barnes Butte Recreation Area

Fifth graders learn to manage weeds at Barnes Butte Recreation Area

What’s the best way to remove weeds – pulling, raking, hoeing, and rototilling or maybe using herbicides or livestock?

Fifth graders in Lisa Kelly’s Barnes Butte Elementary class have been working on some plots at Barnes Butte Recreation Area to help inform the city of the best way to manage the weeds and replace them with grasses. They have been collecting data and studying treatment options, and last Friday, they treated the weeds with their selected options and planted seeds.

Children’s Forest of Central Oregon provided a grant for the project. Other partners include the City of Prineville, Ochoco National Forest, Crook County Weed Management Area, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, SOLVE Oregon, and Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC.

Thanks for helping beautify the Barnes Butte Recreation Area, fifth graders!

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