The entrance to the PLU golf course where camas lilies were gathered on Sunday March 4. The golf course closed on October 31, 2011 in preparation for the installation of a new athletic center.
Assistant Professor Rosemarie Haberle demonstrates what a budding camas plant looks like on the PLU Golf Course Sunday March 4.
Camas bulbs freshly plucked from the PLU golf course, waiting to be replanted. Bulbs will be replanted next to Morken to create a prairie full of endemic species of plants.
Junior Erin Liden, foreground, and Fred L Tobiason in the background, sort through dirt clumps containing camas roots on the PLU golf course. Volunteers from the community and PLU come together every two weeks to replant endemic species all over campus.
First year Taylor Christensen and Assistant Professor Rosemarie Haberle excavate camas root on the PLU Golf Course, Sunday March 4. "This is going to be much better than blackberries," commented Assistant Professor Haberle.
Junior Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat Restoration Erin Liden sorts camas bulbs from the rough at the PLU golf course. In regards to the Morken Prairie, Liden commented, "The native camas will be helpful in making it a more native landscape."
Fred L. Tobiason and volunteers for Habitat Restoration excavate sod on the PLU golf course on Sunday.
Camas bulbs being extracted from grass sod from the PLU Golf Course.
A camas bulb peeks through the earth as a volunteer pulls back the surrounding roots.
Volunteer Seamus rips Scotch Broom from the PLU Golf Course to prevent its spread to other parts of campus. "If we get it before it flowers, it will be a lot easier to remove," state Seamus.
Seniors Emma Struss and Stena Troyer plant camas bulbs in the Morken Prairie. Stena exclaimed, "Its the great camas rescue!"
Senior Emma Struss sinks her trowel into the earth next to Morken on Sunday March 4.
Senior Stena Troyer plants camas at the Morken Prairie on Sunday March 4.