Public Land Clean-Ups
FANs volunteers have removed literally tons of debris on Crooked River National Grassland managed by United States Forest Service and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. FANs volunteers have removed trashbags full of skeet left on the Peninsula, a section of Crooked River National Grassland that lies between the Middle Deschutes River and the Lower Crooked River. FANs volunteers have coordinated with other agencies, such as Archaeological Society of Central Oregon, to remove grafitti on canyon walls.
Invasive Weed Removal
FANs coordinates with Bureau of Land Management and Crooked River National Forest managers to remove invasive plant species. FANs volunteers have helped stop the spread of invasive spotted knapweed along sections of Lower Whychus Creek.
Native Plant Restoration
Steelhead Falls Trail receives more than 10,000 visitors each year. With such heavy use, the habitat adjacent to the trail was degraded and invasive weeds were abundant. Starting in late 2014, FANs coordinated with Bureau of Land Management and held many work parties to pull non-native plants and plant thousands of native shrubs, flowers and bunchgrasses.
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