During the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2021, British Columbia, Canada, was devastated by wildfires. The series of wildfires blazed through over 1.3 million hectares of land. The fire reached heights and temperatures intense enough to kill the forest, scarring the soil. Local wildlife’s habitat and food sources were heavily affected, and Indigenous communities also lost their traditional hunting range and food sources, with their way of life threatened.
Working with our planting partner, Zanzibar, we are restoring the area through reforestation. A variety of species will be planted, including Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine, hybrid spruce, and western larch. With your support, we will help to restore the soil, damaged from burn scars and erosion. The damaged ecosystems will be given a new chance to thrive. The goal of this project is to establish a forest through assisted natural regeneration. It is estimated that it will take approximately 13 million trees and years of hard work to restore Cariboo. With this hard work, the local communities will be able to rebuild their livelihoods and their futures.