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Parks, Recreation board discuss research at Kamiak Butte


June 13, 2019

Whitman County Parks and Recreation board members conducted their regular meeting at the Colfax Trail Thursday afternoon, then walked the path to see the new train crossing after they finished with their business.

Whitman County Parks and Recreation board members authorized an Eastern Washington University professor to conduct research on plant communities at Kamiak Butte on Thursday afternoon at the Colfax Trail.

EWU's Erik Peterson professor requested to use Kamiak Butte as a way to gain regional information about the vegetation and soil of the original Palouse Prairie ecosystem.

The study would be used to inform decisions about prairie restoration projects at EWU, Peterson wrote in a letter.

Researchers will take soil from sites on Kamiak Butte and use it in a greenhouse study. The vegetation su...

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