Conservation of MicroWatersheds and Reforestation of Degraded and Deforested Lands
Name of Project: Conservation of Micro-Watersheds
Number of Trees Planted: 30,000
American Forests is continuing to support Sustainable Harvest International by planting 30,000 trees in the Santa Barbara District of Honduras. Like much of Central America, Honduras suffers from unsustainable land use, which threatens water sources, rare species, and people’s livelihoods. This project will help communities establish forest plots on degraded lands, improving water quality and habitat for wildlife. Project participants will gain skills and knowledge in community-based forest planning, tree nursery and seed bank establishment, and building and using fuel-efficient stoves. As communities develop their capacity to establish and maintain integrated agroforestry systems, not only will their local ecosystems be enhanced, their quality of life and ability to address environmental issues will also be improved.