Oregon’s Forests have been hit hard over the past few years with wildfires, drought, excessive heat events and insect damage.

During the summer of 2020, more than one million acres of trees on Oregon lands were burned. This was more than twice the amount of damage that Oregon has experienced in recent years.

We set an initial goal of raising funds to plant at least ONE MILLION trees, to ensure that in the future, and for future generations, these burned areas will once again be lush and green! In the first two years, we funded the planting of more than 800,000 trees! We have now expanded that effort to be prepared for future events by building a Climate Resiliency Fund so that we are able to react faster when these events happen.

Why should we replant after a fire, drought, heat dome or insect damage?  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. 

We continue to work with the public land managers from the US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Parks & Recreation, and the County parks departments to determine the greatest need and potential impact.

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