Saltgrass and Sunshine

Last year’s intern team began experimenting with transplanting saltgrass rhizomes. The rhizomes are harvested from Adrian’s allotment and moved to Swan Lake. Our mentor, Dean, asked us to expand the grow site to help determine the best location for saltgrass survival. We had an eventful day at Adrian’s allotment where we used a pick hammer to locate and extract the rhizomes. While working, we stumbled upon a decomposing horse carcass. Dean informed us that the carcass has been decomposing for a few years.  We spent a day and a half planting at Swan Lake. The first day, we were able to eat lunch in the presence of a Bald eagle. The second day was less eventful, but it was enjoyable to work in the warm sun.

Horse Carcass at Adrian's Allotment

Horse Carcass at Adrian’s Allotment

Gil - Railroad

Railroad at Adrian’s Allotment

Gil - planting at swan lake

Planting rhizomes at Swan Lake.

Lunch with Bald Eagle

Lunch with Bald Eagle

Seeding OHV roads at Hot Springs Mountain

Seeding OHV roads at Hot Springs Mountain

Storm Cloud over neighborhood at Hot Springs Mountain.

Storm Cloud over neighborhood at Hot Springs Mountain.

Monique Gil

Carson City, Nevada

SFFO Carson City BLM

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