West McLean Soil Conservation District
140 5th Ave SW
Garrison, ND 58540
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2020 Spring Season Review 
They say every mile is a memory, so that means we have 11 memories from the 2020 tree planting season. This spring West McLean SCD installed 11.6 miles of trees and fabric. Plantings ranged from lake lots, for some privacy barriers, all the way up to a 5 row 16,000 foot wildlife planting. No matter the reasons for having a planting done, at the end of the day a new tree is in the ground that wasn't there before. 
Starting out the tree season, it looked like a couple weeks of nice weather to get our trees in the ground, but mother nature decided to toss in a curve ball and gave us a few days of extreme winds. On the days it was nice to plant, we worked hard and put in the hours. We finished with a few days to spare before our June 1st deadline.
Cost share options used this planting season were EQIP with NRCS, Outdoor Heritage Fund Tree Planting Initiative with the Soil Conservation Districts, and donations from the local Sakakawea Chapter of Pheasants Forever.
Tree Crew this year West McLean SCD welcomed back Kristine Wilkens for her second year, and brand new to the work force, Josephina Grames. These two girls worked hard this spring and never complained.
This spring our Truax OTG no-till grass drill got to seed just about 55 acres. With the busy tree season we were going to have Jayden Hansen offered his help and was able to complete our seedings in just a couple short days. He also offered some help during tree planting time when we had really long days set up. This was his 4th year planting trees with the SCD. 

61,222 LF - Tree Plantings 
62,756 LF - Weed Barrier Fabric Application
54 Acres - Grass Seedings