By the time the snows melt in the spring, the Utah Division of Wildfire Resources hopes the burn scar will be teaming with new life little green buds from Friday's daylong efforts.
The seeds will produce grasses, flowering plants and shrubs in the burn scar.
As they grow, they'll help stabilize the soil and feed the wildlife displaced by the massive blaze that burned 1,920 acres.
"It's very typical [to do this], particularly on steeper slopes where we're concerned about erosion. We need to get those stabilized," said Scott Walker, the northern region habitat program manager.
Walker said DWR usually uses heavy machinery to reseed an area, but because of the steep slopes, the agency needed the helicopter to reach the area.
The lightning-sparked Rockport 5 Fire, which began in mid-August, quickly tore through the mountainside homes near Rockport Reservoir, destroying eight residences before firefighters got it under control.
Five of the burned homes were in Rockport Estates; of those five, two were primary residences. Of the three burned homes in Rockport Ranch, one was a primary residence, officials said.