SISTERS, Ore. - Starting this week, the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest will begin work to restore Glaze Meadow, located 5 miles northwest of Sisters, near Black Butte Ranch.
The restoration work will begin on Thursday and continue until late October and is being done in partnership with Trout Unlimited.
The goal of the project is to improve water storage in the meadow, increase habitat for wetland plant and animal species and reduce the encroachment of Ponderosa pine into the meadow, officials said.
To achieve these goals, pond outlets are being plugged, whole trees are to be added for habitat and the old ditches that were used to drain the meadow in the past are being filled.
Any areas that are disturbed during the project implementation will be seeded and planted with native species at the end of the project.
The Forest Service said it wants to let hikers and horseback riders who recreate in the Glaze Meadow area that they need to be aware of heavy equipment operating in the area during weekdays.
For more information about the project, please contact Nate Dachtler at the Sisters Ranger District, 541-549-7725.