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Independence Pass

Year Planted: 1991
Trees Planted: 4,000
Location: Colorado

The Independence Pass Foundation and Environmental Research Group planted 4,000 trees in 1991 to reclaim a steep embankment created when a road was widened in Independence Pass. Terraces were cut into the embankment and then volunteers planted a variety of small trees on the terraces. Additionally, grass was planted to hold the soil on the slope. This project will prevent further slope erosion and will improve water quality.

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