Year of Project: 2010
Trees Planted:132,000

American Forests is teaming up with the Forest Service, local citizens and Colorado State University in the Burn Canyon Fire Reforestation project. The 33,000 acre Burn … Read More

Burn Canyon Fire Reforestation II

Year Planted: 2010
Trees Planted: 132,000
Location: Colorado

American Forests is teaming up with the Forest Service, local citizens and Colorado State University in the Burn Canyon Fire Reforestation project. The 33,000 acre Burn Canyon wildfire occurred in 2002 and is the biggest naturally-ignited fire in Colorados history. This project will continue the planting happening in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests by planting 151,000 Ponderosa pines this year on 11,400 acres. These locally grown seedlings are genetically-adapted seeds in order to ensure a higher success rate for these seedlings. Along with this the seedlings will be hand planted and covered with photo-degradable plastic tree shelters. This allows for limited disruption for the planting sites and protection against browsers. The reestablishment of these forested sites will improve wildlife habitat, watershed health, reduce erosion, and enhance the visual quality of the landscape.


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Burn Canyon Fire Reforestation II

Year Planted: 2010
Trees Planted: 132,000
Location: Colorado

American Forests is teaming up with the Forest Service, local citizens and Colorado State University in the Burn Canyon Fire Reforestation project. The 33,000 acre Burn Canyon wildfire occurred in 2002 and is the biggest naturally-ignited fire in Colorados history. This project will continue the planting happening in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests by planting 151,000 Ponderosa pines this year on 11,400 acres. These locally grown seedlings are genetically-adapted seeds in order to ensure a higher success rate for these seedlings. Along with this the seedlings will be hand planted and covered with photo-degradable plastic tree shelters. This allows for limited disruption for the planting sites and protection against browsers. The reestablishment of these forested sites will improve wildlife habitat, watershed health, reduce erosion, and enhance the visual quality of the landscape.



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West Fork Fire Complex Restoration
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American Forests is partnering with the USDA Forest Service to replant areas of the San Juan National Forest that were damaged by wildfires. In 2002 a fire burned across 70,000 acres with varying leve

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