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By Zoie Koostra

Revive and Thrive Event Preps Area for Restorative Burn


Zoie Koostra, Pathfinder

Bennet Ruffner moves a houndstongue plant into a garbage bag at Revive and Thrive Sunday, July 15. Volunteers removed 13 large bags of houndstongue from the meadow.

SEELEY LAKE- Last Sunday, community members and Montanans from all over the state gathered to work in Lost Horse Meadow in order to prepare it for a prescribed burn in the fall.

The Nature Conservancy, Blackfoot Challenge and Five Valleys Land Trust worked together for the sixth annual Revive and Thrive work party and celebration Sunday, July 15. Volunteers pulled noxious weeds and cut down trees in order to help restore a native plant, blue camas, to the meadow.

"This is a really exciting moment for me," said Steve Kloetzel, a land manager for TNC. "This is really the kick-off for a huge r...

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