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Volunteers Needed – Grazing Project: Buckthorn Control on Putney Mountain

This will be the fifth summer of Putney Mountain Association’s grazing program, using sheep to discourage the proliferation of invasive glossy buckthorn on the summit. Volunteers make this program possible. Sheep will arrive sometime in June or early July, and stay possibly through September.

Each day, there needs to be someone to tend the sheep, giving water from the tank on the summit, and providing a little grain from the supply kept on the summit. Volunteers generally go in pairs. Some go once a week, others less often. There will be training for new volunteers. and we will make a schedule for the summer that reflects the needs of both the sheep and the volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Claire Wilson at