This week the drought that started inJuly and extended through September came to end. We received almost an inch of rain. Let the fall green-up begin! In the field, the crew pulled hound's tongue, removed broken down old barbed wire fences, fixed exclosures, and built a buck and rail exclosure around a stand of aspen suckers. Jeff's field note shows the work we accomplished and photos of some of the fall colors that started to appear.
Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a B.S. in outdoor recreation education. After college, Jeff managed U.S. Forest Service campgrounds in Northern Minnesota and ran interpretive programs for the parks. After several months in the woods, he decided to explore Western Montana and soon after was introduced to MPG. Jeff took a role with the MPG North field crew for two years where he gathered data for tree studies, completed forestry projects, worked to eradicate invasives, identified and photo documented species, and assisted MPG’s team of scientists.
Jeff manages the exceptionally hard working 20 person field crew. He leads projects focused on weed eradication, forest thinning, tree protection, prevention of soil degradation, plant propagation, field reporting, ranch maintenance, along with many other tasks. Jeff regularly monitors the effects of his restoration efforts and looks forward to seeing the long term results.