‘I just hope we got here in time’

‘I just hope we got here in time’

Efforts under way to save rare peat basin that is eroding into Animas feeder creek
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Rory Cowie, right, with Mountain Studies Institute, and Tim Cutter, an intern with the institute, work on erosion control at a peat basin on top of Ophir Pass.
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A portion of the fen on a steep slope near the top of Ophir Pass has been restored.
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Marcie Demmy Bidwell, director of Mountain Studies Institute, plants plugs of grass from another part of the fen into the restored area near Ophir Pass.
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To help

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for volunteers to plant sedge on a rehabilitated fen on Ophir Pass on Saturday and Sunday. Call 382-6908 for information.

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