Restoration in the Rands started in polygon RM67. This polygon was left unfinished last year and encompasses a few small peaks in the Rands as well as a private quarry. Our first incursion as the Rands VII was a narrow hill climb. Our second incursion was a jeep wide parallel. We then started a hill descent that consisted of 3 visually separate segments. We did not finish the last segment of that incursion, though we feel okay with that because the closer two segments were done well and the final segment is distant from the legal route and not heavily traveled. The numbers for that last incursion are not included.
The EE presentation was on Orienteering and map reading. We went over map features, focusing on USGS 7.5 quads, compass features, and practical application on an orienteering course.
Carrie Woods visited and we got to geek out on a variety of Ericameria and Acamptopappus species.
Steve Gomez visited and gathered awesome amounts of veg.
We also had a neighbor at camp, a BLM contracted machine operator named Tim, who was very friendly.
Incursions Completed: 3
Linear Meters Restored: 250
Area Restored (m2): 411
Vertical Mulch: 198
Seed Pits: 156
Berms (#, length): 2, 20m
Rock Drain: 1
People Hours: 512
ToCo Notes / Narrative:
Don’t use the grill side of the griddle for nature burger or grilled cheese.