Great News for a Scorched Landscape

By Darcy Batura, Central Cascades Community Coordinator

We just received fantastic news this week: The Arbor Day Foundation has fully funded our reforestation proposal including 50,000 tress to be planted on our managed land that was burned during the Jolly Mountain fire.

A burned area from the Jolly Mountain fire on Nature Conservancy-managed land. Photo © Will Chen / TNC

 Excellent microsite planting location on north aspect of burned stump (Photo by Brian Mize / TNC)

Excellent microsite planting location on north aspect of burned stump (Photo by Brian Mize / TNC)

Approximately 1,800 acres were impacted by the fire and we saw mixed severity in burned areas. There are plenty of areas where the fire did good work for the forest ecosystem, and other areas on the landscape where the fire impacts were intense and natural recovery could take decades.

These intense burn areas are where we plan to focus our planting efforts. Our target is to plant around 100 tress per acre, so these 50,000 tress will be spread across about 500 acres. We think that is a pretty good start.

We are thrilled to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation and help them to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees!

Happy Holidays to us, the community and the forest!

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