Join us for a weedy Wednesday in Mount Rose Wilderness! We will meet at the Hunter Creek trailhead at 8 am and hike to a location along Hunter Creek Trail as a group to remove the invasive musk thistle.
Musk thistle is classified as a noxious weed which spreads prolifically and negatively impacts native ecosystems. This weed thrives in disturbed areas like fire scars and replaces native plants. As wildfire seasons rage hatter and longer, restoration is vital to ensure native species have a fighting change at survival. Musk thistle competes with desirable native plants, and because of it's spiny nature, wildlife rarely graze upon it. When left unmanaged, it can take over and transform the landscape. Removing this invading species directly. Weed pulls are a fun way to spend time outdoors and help support the health of our native ecosystems.
See one of last years Weed Pulls here!
Read more about the beautiful Mount Rose Wilderness here!