Year of Project: 2011
Trees Planted:0

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 … Read More

 

Name of Project: Burnt Rim Restoration

Number of Trees to be Planted:40,500

Directly Benefits: Wildlife

Location:Colorado

Year:2011

Goals

·         Reforest 58 acres

·         Regenerate areas damaged by wildfire

·         Provide wildlife habitat

Notable Highlights

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 levels of intensity. In some areas, the forest has regenerated naturally. However, in some of the harsher climates such as those found at higher elevations, no regeneration has occurred. This project will reforest such portions of the forest. Many of the trees killed by the fire have fallen over, and will provide shelter and shade for new seedlings. The tree species planted in this project will be Englemann spruce (Picea engelmannii), which is native to the northwestern US and Canada, and thrives at high altitudes.  

This project will help to restore habitat for many species of wildlife. Animals found within the San Juan National Forest include mule deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose, black bear, mountain lion, turkey, blue grouse, sage grouse, rock and mourning dove, and various waterfowl species.



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Name of Project: Burnt Rim Restoration

Number of Trees to be Planted: 40,500

Directly Benefits: Wildlife

Location: Colorado

Year: 2011

Goals

  • Reforest 58 acres
  • Regenerate areas damaged by wildfire
  • Provide wildlife habitat

 

Notable Highlights

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 levels of intensity. In some areas, the forest has regenerated naturally. However, in some of the harsher climates such as those found at higher elevations, no regeneration has occurred. This project will reforest such portions of the forest. Many of the trees killed by the fire have fallen over, and will provide shelter and shade for new seedlings. The tree species planted in this project will be Englemann spruce (Picea engelmannii), which is native to the northwestern US and Canada, and thrives at high altitudes.  

This project will help to restore habitat for many species of wildlife. Animals found within the San Juan National Forest include mule deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose, black bear, mountain lion, turkey, blue grouse, sage grouse, rock and mourning dove, and various waterfowl species.



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