Kitsap Rhododendron Preserve monitoring and off trail adventures PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, December  13. Hold the date...

Mindy Roberts (Tacoma Branch of the Mountaineers) has scheduled an outing to check on the natural resource conditions in the Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve and adjacent conservation easements.  Many of you have had the pleasure of traveling through this remarkably wild place that is so close to civilization; others have not (yet).  Please let Linda Anderson-Carnahan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) know if you are interested in helping out on December 13.

The Preserve is near Bremerton and the group will visit the area from about 9 am to 3 pm.  To participate, you will need strong outdoors skills and backcountry experience (off trail in places where climbing and scrambling skills are a big plus).  The Foundation has conservation easements within the Ueland Tree Farm and we need to check for encroachments and unauthorized uses.  The group will be traveling to some really remote parts of the Preserve to remove invasive species like holly or ivy, and photographing and recording conditions to ensure conservation values are being met.  This year the group may also be installing triggered wildlife cameras (anyone want to help with this part of the project?).

Thanks for your consideration of this volunteer opportunity.

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