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BLM Idaho Partners with Shoshone-Paiute Tribe to Grow Native Plants for Sage-Steppe Restoration - Sagebrush Seedlings

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In June 2015, BLM Idaho State Director Tim Murphy and Associate State Director Peter Ditton joined other BLM employees, along with members of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe for a work day at the Duck Valley Reservation. About 20 volunteers installed weed barrier, spread over 100 bags of sand and placed pavers to create a permanent floor in one of the on-site greenhouses.


This greenhouse is one of three built through a cooperative agreement with the Tribe and BLM. Since 2006, BLM has been partnering with southern Idaho’s Shoshone-Paiute Tribe to help meet a critical need for native plant seedlings in the State. These greenhouses are used to grow native plants for restoration and rehabilitation of sage-steppe habitat on public lands devastated by wildfire. About 50,000 Wyoming Big Sage seedlings are currently growing in the greenhouses and the recently added floor space will double the greenhouse’s growing capacity.