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James Peak Invasive Weed Removal
Help eliminate invasive oxeye daisy flowers at the entrance to the stunning James Peak Wilderness. Bring the family!
Valued for its remote feel and stunning beauty, James Peak Wilderness encompasses 14,000 acres on the east side of the Continental Divide. It is home to high alpine lakes, wildflower meadows, and James Peak, the area's 13,294-foot namesake.
VOLUNTEER PROJECT - WHAT & WHY
For the past eight years, VOC volunteers, the U.S. Forest Service, and Colorado State University Gilpin County Cooperative Extension have worked together to eliminate hundreds of thousands of oxeye daisy flowers and seeds at the East Portal access point to the James Peak Wilderness. These efforts have kept this aggressive weed from advancing into the Wilderness. As a result, diverse ecosystems in the area are much healthier and a variety of native plants are making a stunning comeback. Oxeye daisies continue to grow in the area as we continue work to eliminate their seed bank, which has been present for many years. Volunteers will pull and dig oxeye daisy at the trailhead and nearby areas, using gloves and hand tools. Join us on this family-friendly project to help eradicate this noxious weed and maintain the natural integrity of this incredible landscape.
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Boulder Ranger District
OTHER FUN STUFF
Meals: light breakfast and lunch