Improving native plants on the Butte Hill

Jul 1, 2013

Montana Tech is spearheading a project that organizers say will improve the quantity and diversity of native plants on the Butte Hill.

       In this interview with Edward O'Brien, Montana Tech's principal investigator with the restoration ecology project, Kristine Douglass, explains how the continued funding of the Montana Tech Plant Propagation Center by the State Natural Resource Damage Program will help build sustainable plant communities on the caps of the Butte Hill.

Kriss Douglass (right) and co-worker Josh Prince (a Montana Tech alumnus) looking over the seedlings and square-meter forb patches ready to be planted on the Butte caps this summer
Credit Montana Tech

  Of course, this story actually has its origins in the 1800's.