by Mark Steele, Caribou County Sun
A $5,000 donation has been received from the Upper Blackfoot Confluence group for weed control in the Blackfoot River watershed according to Caribou County Weed Supervisor Scott Shuler.
The funds were donated to the Caribou CWMA and work days are planned during the first and second weeks of August, Shuler said.
They will be targeting yellow toadflax and other noxious weeds.
The Upper Blackfoot Confluence, or UBC, is a partnership group made up of Monsanto, J.R. Simplot Company, Agrium, Trout Unlimited, and the Idaho Conservation league. The coordinator for UBC is Keith Allred with Allred Solutions in Boise.
The UBC was formed in 2011 to address resource concerns in the Blackfoot Watershed and identify projects in the watershed that help restore the Yellowstone cutthroat trout fisheray and also assist farmers and ranchers in more efficient forms of water delivery, improved hay and pasture land management, and identify areas where they can work together for the benefit of all involved.
The UBC is planning on hosting a tour of some of the projects on Aug. 28 to show what can be accomplished by various and diverse groups working together.