Students help restoration efforts on Table Rock

BOISE - It's been four months since the Table Rock Fire burned over 2,000 acres and left a black burn scar on the foothills.

While Table Rock is improving every week, on Thursday some Boise students worked to make it look even better.

The efforts early Thursday were all about regrowth, volunteers spent their morning replanting sagebrush and bitterbrush to help replenish the area.

The work is part of the City of Boise's multi-year plan to restore native plants to the destroyed habitat.


Thursday was the second of three days this fall that volunteers are working hard to dig into the dirt and perfectly place as many seedlings that Table Rock can fit.

Foothills restoration specialist Martha Brabeck says she has seen a tremendous response from volunteers that want to help restore Table Rock.

“I’ve seen overwhelming positivity. I think that everyone has been delighted to restore this landscape that is right out our backdoor that is so iconic to people that utilize the foothills," said Brabeck.

One more volunteer group this fall will be heading up to Table Rock on Saturday for a full day of planting.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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