SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 - Utah) It has been nearly 3 months since the Rockport Fire devastated homes and hillsides in
The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and Mountain West Helicopters spent Friday re-seeding the burn scar.
“It's a long-term thing, for these fires to re vegetate,” said Scott Walker, DWR Habitat Program Manager.
It is much like seeding any garden, only with roughly 30,000 pounds of seeds.
“To get this on a beautiful day like today then have a storm come in on Monday it's really perfect timing,” said
That storm will help pack down those seeds, giving them the moisture they need to grow.
Not to mention, the clear skies make for perfect flying weather for the Mountain West Helicopter.
“It's a rare helicopter, it's not like the other ones you see,” said Matt Burr. The Burr family has been fighting both sides of
“Anything you can do to help,” said Burr.
That help is two-fold. The seeds help to stabilize the soil, which prevents mudslides. It also gives wildlife back their home.
“This whole area is a crucial deer winter range,” said
All areas burned by fires this season are being re-seeded. While there is a race against the weather,