This highly visible site at Snow Lake in the popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA, is recovering
remarkably well just 5 years after treatment. Site preparation consisted of scarifying the soil
and adding locally collected topsoil and organic material. Wilderness Manager Bill Sobieralski
directed a crew that planted the site with seedlings grown in the greenhouse and seeded it
with fresh local seed. An erosion control blanket made from aspen shavings helped retain soil
moisture and signaled to hikers that something was going on here. Hikers can still enjoy
lakeshore views when they rest on the rocky slab by the site.