Conservation Easement at Winje's Farm Conservation Easement

March 23, 2012

Easement monitoring protocols

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Path to easement

Allison Pierce and Bryon Hadwick of the NRCS visited our WRP March 22, 2012 to implement new easement monitoring protocols. The weather cooperated as we hit the trail for the upper seeded field

Test Plot

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Test plot selected

Checking plants

At a random location a test plot is selected to check plant growth.

Birdsfoot Trefoil

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Birdsfoot TrefoilAnnual Ryegrass, perhaps, time will tell

Annual Ryegrass, perhaps. Time will tell

A close look reveals tiny Birdsfoot Trefoil and Annual Ryegrass. In time the Trefoil will establish and remain while over the years the Ryegrass will fade away. This summer we will look for evidence of planted Meadow Barley, Great Basin Wildrye, Bluebunch Wheatgrass and Idaho Fescue.

An overlook

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Looking out over the project area the past is reviewed and future of the project is considered. The Fence is found in great condition. The water course working and able to reach the far northern field which will now be reviewed for extending the water course and appropriate seed, maybe this fall.

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