Umpqua National Forest
In 2017, a series of wildfires known as the Umpqua North Complex burned through the National Forest. The devastation left behind meant not only a lack of trees and loss of wildlife habitat but also a serious threat to the health of area waterways.
Reforestation efforts can help to restore the area with sugar pine, ponderosa pine, and Douglasfir. These trees will grow to support clean and healthy waterways throughout the forest as well as provide wildlife habitat and natural beauty for visitors to enjoy.
Klamath National Forest
Found along the border of California and Oregon, Klamath National Forest offers a wide array of natural diversity. But high-severity wildfires in 2017 and 2020 have left charred land in their wake, damaging forest stands critical for wildlife habitat and watershed health. Replanting efforts are underway to restore the natural tree cover needed to support threatened and endangered wildlife species such as the northern spotted owl and improve the Seiad Creek watershed.
Superior National Forest
This National Forest is facing real challenges due to a decline in conifer and birch trees. This loss degrades forest health, wildlife habitat potential, and water quality as well as the economic and ecological benefits the forest provides. The goal is to create a diverse forest environment that is more representative of its natural range.
Reforestation efforts improve tree species diversity and overall forest health, improve area watersheds, and provide critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.
Davy Crockett National Forest
Named for the legendary pioneer, this National Forest in eastern Texas is comprised of more than 160,000 acres of woodlands, streams, and recreation areas. It also provides habitat for a variety of wildlife including deer, quail, turkey, waterfowl, and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Shortleaf pine stands have suffered a 53 percent decline in this range since 1980. And the struggling ecosystem took an additional hit when a tornado ripped through the forest on December 25, 2012. Region-wide efforts are underway to restore the area’s forestland — replanting shortleaf pines to provide critical future foraging and nesting needs for the red-cockaded woodpecker and better habitat for other area wildlife.
Blackwater River Forest
Blackwater River State Forest is one of the largest state forests in Florida. The forest is named for the Blackwater River, which begins in Alabama. It is also known for its longleaf pine and wiregrass ecosystem. In combination with nearby Conecuh National Forest and Eglin Air Force Base, this region contains the largest contiguous longleaf pine ecosystem in the world.
Longleaf pine is an incredibly valuable species. It was once the dominant tree in the South, providing habitat to animals like the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise. But it was cut down at a rapid rate, and today, covers just a fraction of the land it used to.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Forests
This project is helping reforest an area of British Columbia that was severely burned in the 2017 Hanceville Wildfire. The newly planted trees will support local indigenous communities , whose ability to hunt and gather food has been drastically altered since the fire. A large variety of wildlife also stand to benefit from this work, including mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bears, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, and songbirds.