Missouri Breaks Monument Cottonwood planting planned

(LEWISTOWN, Mont.) – Riparian areas are some of the most productive resources found on public lands.

Cottonwood forests on the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River are highly prized for their outstanding wildlife, fisheries, recreation, and aesthetic values. However, a variety of man-made and natural causes have impacted the natural regeneration of cottonwoods.

With a number of mature cottonwoods approaching the end of their lives and limited natural seeding of young cottonwoods occurring, existing forests are at risk of decline.

In an effort to slow this trend, The Bureau of Land Man...

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