Location: E. Rosebud TH; Alpine, SW of Roscoe, MT—Beartooth District
Work: We need volunteers to survey, identify, and destroy invasive weeds (primarily knapweed and Canada Thistle) on the first 2 miles of the E. Rosebud Trail up to Elk Lake. Manual and chemical methods will be employed. No need to handle chemicals if you don't want to.
Description: This most popular of all A-B Wilderness trails follows along the Wild and Scenic East Rosebud Creek. It is also prone to infestations of spotted knapweed and Canada thistle. The ABWF and the Custer Gallatin National Forest have been teaming up for years to control the weed outbreaks, and we need volunteers to help us find the weeds, dig them up/manually destroy them, or even help us spray if you’d like.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Maximum of 3 miles hiking, round trip Elevation: 6400 ft.
Group size: We will not exceed 10 people on our trail projects in 2020
Meeting time & location: 9:00 a.m. @ the E. Rosebud Parking Lot/TH.
Bring: Long pants, long-sleeved shirt. We’ll provide other personal protective equipment, including Tyvek suits if you choose to spray. Bring Water, lunch, snacks, sun protection; a friend.