Results and Accomplishments
This partnership successful reforested 450 acres of the Nez Perce Wood’s Property along the
Clearwater River that were devastated by the Mile Post 59 Fire in 2003. The seedlings planted during this project will greatly improve the environment by providing habitat for wildlife and permanently stabilizing the soil in these areas. This will prevent erosion from polluting the
Clearwater River , which many communities rely on for water. The seedlings planted will also be responsible for annually removing over 3,580,200 pounds of carbon dioxide and producing 1,790,100 pounds of oxygen.
While the Nez Perce Tribe continues to reforest its Woods Property after the 2003 fire, AMERICAN FORESTS continues to plant native trees all over the world in its effort to restore damaged ecosystems. AMERICAN FORESTS’ Global ReLeaf program, which began in 1990, has already planted well over 20 million trees. In 2005
FORESTS and Coleman Natural Foods announced a campaign to plant another 20 million trees by 2015. By forming partnerships with various groups, associations, departments, and companies like it did for this project, AMERICAN FORESTS will be able to achieve this goal.