On May 15, Madison River Foundation volunteers will partner with the BLM in planting willows and river birch along the Madison. We will plant cut willows, willows with roots, and river birch to test the best way to increase vegetation along the Madison’s mainstem. We will also enclose some plantings with fencing and leave others without fencing. We will compare our test plots and use this information to guide our plantings in 2018. Our hope is to cool our waters and increase shade for our fish and other wildlife. We are asking for your help with this project as we raise funds for materials to make this a successful conservation effort.