Dam Bear Grass

I am not a scientist by any means, and any time someone starts referring to the Latin name of a plant or animal, my eyes glaze over.  But a few weeks ago, I was invited by the Montana Wilderness Association to help plant bear grass at Mill Lake in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Five years ago, some major construction on the dam left much of the area around it disturbed and in need of restoration. I had never done a trip like this, but the idea of hanging out high in the Bitterroots is always an enticing proposition, and I quickly agreed. Continue reading