Wildfire Tree Replanting
Recently, Oregon has seen significant increases in the number of acres burned each year. These wildfires are devastating to our public lands and impact the state’s forests for years to come.
Oregon Parks Forever established a wildfire replanting fund in September of 2020 to provide funds for tree planting in areas affected by wildfires.
Our goals are to help ensure future generations can enjoy the green and lush forests we have been able to enjoy, and encourage the recovery of the ecosystem impacted by the fires. Trees provide the very necessities of life. They clear our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities and feed our souls. Our forests provide critical wildlife habitat, natural beauty and recreational opportunities. They sequester carbon, and help reduce soil erosion by stabilizing slopes and preventing landslides.
Oregon Parks Forever is working with State, Federal, and local agencies who manage public lands and parks in Oregon to provide funding for seeds and seedlings. The reforestation process is ongoing and takes time in order to ensure that enough seedlings are available for planting, and that trees planted are able to survive and grow.
As of Summer 2021, Oregon Parks Forever has provided funds for replanting at Collier State Park, Silver Falls State Park, Ben & Kay Dorris State Recreation Area, North Santiam State Recreation Area, as well as other local parks.