Name of Project: Tahoe National Forest Wildfire Reforestation
Number of Trees to be Planted: 29,000
Directly Benefits: Recreationalists
· Reforest 156 acres
· Improve water quality
· Restore wildlife habitat
American Forests is partnering with the USDA Forest Service to replant a portion of the Tahoe National Forest that was damaged in a 2005 wildfire. Some areas burned hotter than others, resulting in a patchwork landscape. In the planting area, the fire burned so hot that no seed sources remain. Because of this, the site has not been able to regenerate naturally.
The Tahoe National Forest was created in 1899, and is currently one of the most popular recreation forests in the US. Many people flock to the region each year to take advantage of its many opportunities for skiing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, and biking.
This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.
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