The Tom Basin Fire, which burned in 2011, left the area scorched and gave a foothold for invasive species.
Volunteers planted 700 bitterbrush plants - a staple of the mule deer's winter diet - and over 150 Great Basin Big Sage and Wyoming Big Sage starts were put in the ground. Aside from being a favorite area for mule deer, Tom Basin is also habitat for the sage grouse.
Join us to restore Tom Basin - there are still three more opportunities this spring! Contact Brenna@NevadaOutdoorSchool.org for dates and details.