Habitat Enhancement and Restoration at Clay Peak
Protecting Species Diversity and Our Natural Heritage.
A Philosophy of “Close as You Go”
- As each section of a landfill cell is retired, six feet of top soil and natural compost are applied. This is done on a continuing basis, rather than waiting until final cell closure.
- Builds soil structure, retains moisture, fights erosion.
Providing Habitat for Threatened or Endangered Species
- The Southern Idaho ground squirrel has experienced declining populations. Closed landfill cells can provide secure and productive habitat.
- Native plants can be encouraged while fighting noxious weeds and non-native vegetation.