CFC Volunteer Trips - 10) Huckleberry Monitoring & Picking - Trip 2

 

Project: Huckleberry Monitoring & Picking

Date: August 10-11, 2023 (10:00 am Saturday - 3:00 pm Sunday)

 

Location: Kraus Ridge (2 hours from PDX/Vancouver)

 

Trip leader: Amanda Keasberry

 

Trip description: Through our involvement with the Pinchot Partners forest collaborative, we are continuing to monitor huckleberry sites to determine the effects of forest thinning on huckleberry growth. On the first day, volunteers will receive on-site training and will then split into groups to collect data either within forest stands that are set to be thinned for huckleberry restoration in the near future or at sites previously surveyed to collect follow-up data. On day two, we’ll return to the huckleberry fields to visit more plots before spending the remainder of the day picking huckleberries (participants must obtain a free Forest Products Permit). Join us to learn all about huckleberries and their cultural and ecological importance! 

 

Task: Data collection and huckleberry picking

 

Trip difficulty:  4 out of 5 || This trip will entail hiking on uneven ground, through brush, and over downed logs. Trees are limited in this area, so there will be extended periods of sun exposure.

 

What you need:  Sturdy hiking boots, warm layers, rain gear, sun protection, day pack with food/water and other essentials, camping gear (detailed list sent via email), huckleberry permit https://apps.fs.usda.gov/gp/#mainSection, gallon container for huckleberries

 

Gear provided: Data collection equipment

 

Lodging: Developed campground near Randle, WA

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, August 10, 2024 and Sunday, August 11, 2024