UM Student Club Continues Restoration of Marshall Canyon

April 25, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana student chapter of Society of American Foresters continues restoration work on a parcel of land in Marshall Canyon, owned by the city of Missoula. The club has two upcoming work days slated for Friday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 30.

The city’s conservation lands manager Morgan Valliant and the student club, led by College of Forestry and Conservation student George Gaines, have organized pile burning, re-seeding and pruning work at the 21-acre site, located approximately 1.3 miles up Marshall Canyon Road.

On April 30, from noon to 3 p.m. approximately 30 students from Missoula’s Sentinel High School will help prune and re-seed the acreage. This follows pile burning, planned for April 25, and will be managed by city employees with assistance from UM students.

The club developed a management plan for the parcel, part of a 220-acre section of Marshall Canyon managed by the city as part of the Mount. Jumbo open space.

For more information call Leana Schelvan, director of communications in the College of Forestry and Conservation, at 406-243-6693 or email leana.schelvan@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Leana Schelvan, director of communications, College of Forestry and Conservation, 406-243-6693, leana.schelvan@umontana.edu; Meg Rogosienski, Missoula Parks and Recreation outdoor recreation specialist, 406-552-6271, mrogosienski@ci.missoula.mt.us.