(Lander) – About 115 students from Lander Middle School returned to Red Canyon Friday to plant over 500 willow cuttings that they had harvested April 3rd. The willows will stabilize river banks along the Popo Agie River.
Spearheaded by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Popo Agie Anglers, students not only had a chance to replant the willow cuttings, but participated in fly fishing and other placed-based lessons from Trout Unlimited, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Popo Agie Conservation District. The willows were replanted on the NOLS Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus and along fishing accesses in the canyon where erosion has eaten away the streambanks.
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