Volunteer Opportunity at the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas (NCA)


  • 9 AM, November 5th at Beaver Dam Wash NCA
  • 9 AM, November 19th at Red Cliffs NCA


  • On Nov 5th we will gather off of State Road 91, in the Beaver Dam Wash NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.
  • On Nov 19th we will meet a few miles north of St. George, in the Red Cliffs NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.


Digging shovel (if you have one), work gloves, sun block, and water bottle. Snacks and water will be provided.


Field clothes, sun hat, sun glasses and closed toe shoes (boots or sturdy sneakers)


We will revegetate two 100-acre plots of burned desert tortoise habitat within two National Conservation Areas (Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs). Our goal is to plant 5,000 native plants at each site. Volunteers are expected to attend a brief orientation and training in the morning (9 AM on each volunteer day) and then help plant the containerized native plants.

Each of these revegetated plots will create fertile islands which will act as seed banks from which native plants can disperse to adjacent burned areas. These plots are located in critical habitat for desert tortoises, a federally protected species. Our efforts will help to restore habitat by providing food and shade to desert tortoises.


If you are interested in participating in one or both of the volunteer days, please contact Andrea Nelson (The Nature Conservancy) at anelson@tnc.org. We will provide maps and directions only to registered volunteers. Due to parking, space is limited. Register now!