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REI and Nationwide Forest Basis Announce New Partnership to Plant 1 Million Timber

Posted by Jeff on Oct 15, 2020 @ 6:08 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last change: October 14, 2020

A new partnership between the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the REI Co-op (REI) will plant 1 million trees in National Forests in the United States over the next ten years. Every project will prioritize immediate reforestation to restore ecosystems that have been affected by severe forest fires, pests, disease, blowdown, or other natural disturbances. These efforts will help protect the vital benefits of our national forests, including carbon sequestration, clean air and water, and wildlife habitat.

This commitment, part of REI's Climate Change Mitigation Initiative and commitment to 1T.org, will fuel the NFF's 50 Million For Forest Campaign and the NFF's longer-term reforestation goals for national forests. The NFF and REI will work together annually to select projects from a list of high priority locations established by professional foresters with the U.S. Forest Service.

The locations and types of projects that will be planted under the partnership include:

  • Regions in the California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, North, and South of the Rocky Mountains regions for fighting wildfires, insects, and disease;
  • Western Great Lakes States for blowdown, insect and disease restoration; and
  • Southeastern and Appalachian states to restore critical wildlife habitats to support endangered species and high biodiversity ecosystems.

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