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Student poster shares success of Adopt-a-Plot volunteer program

IBO Habitat Restoration Intern and Boise State student, Aaron Connolly, presented his poster this week at the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s virtual Annual Meeting.

37 families, couples, community groups and individuals volunteered their time. 98% of our plots were maintained and cared for through the summer. Over 3000 native seedlings were liberated from heavy weeds. Upwards of 225 person hours were logged by generous volunteers.

In his second year working on habitat restoration along the Boise River, Aaron coordinated a volunteer program to control weeds and care for native plant seedlings at the Diane Moore Nature Center.

His poster, titled “The Adopt-A-Plot Program: Harnessing the Power of Community Volunteers to Control Invasive Weeds” shows that our Adopt-a-plot program was an efficient and effective way to implement habitat restoration on a small scale.

Click here to view the full poster (PDF).