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Name of Project: Boundary Junction Fire Restoration Planting

Number of Trees to be Planted: 105,000

Directly Benefits: Wildlife

Location: Idaho

Year: 2011

Goals

  • Reforest 350 acres
  • Establish blister rust resistant areas of forest

 

Notable Highlights

American Forests is teaming up with the USDA Forest Service to replant areas within the Clearwater National Forest that were damaged by wildfires. The Boundary Junction Fire burned approximately 5,100 acres in July and August of 2007.

In addition to recovering from wildfire, the forest faces another threat. Much of the area has been plagued by blister rust, a fungal disease that can kill five needle pine species. This project will plant blister rust-resistant versions of western white pine (Pinus monticola) and western larch (Larix occidentalis). The project also aims to stabilize watersheds, increase diversity of tree species, and reduce long-term fire risk.

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