Land Life Company, Arbor Day Foundation, One Tree Planted
The Spring Creek Fire in 2018 was one of the largest wildfires in Colorado at that time. The fire burned through ponderosa pine forests, mixed-conifer forests, and high elevation spruce-fir forests. Much of the land in southern Colorado is privately owned and without a history of these large and high severity fires, little remediation programs exist to help private land-owners.
With the aid of the regional water conservation district, we developed a network of private land-owners. Over 70 private land-owners have been involved in this reforestation program for a total of over 9,000 acres reforested and over 2.5 million trees planted.
The reforestation of over 2.5 million trees for conservation purposes makes this project one of the largest post-fire reforestation projects in the western United States and certainly the largest in the Southwest. By developing capacity to plant trees at this scale, Ecoculture is now in a position to help neighbors in northern Colorado and northern New Mexico – that have recently experienced the largest fires in both of these states history.