Appalachia

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Location

Appalachia

Project Type

Restore forests across all Appalachian states.

Environmental Benefits

- Carbon sequester 

- Alleviate climate change

- Habitat conservation

- Improve local water quality

- Soil retention 

Project Verification

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About Appalachia

Appalachia is one of America's most beautiful and renowned regions, stretching from the state of New York, all the way down to Alabama and Georgia. Home to the namesake Appalachian Trail where more than 150 tree species can be found, makes it one of the most diverse ecological regions in North America. Unfortunately, the resource wealth of the region also means much of the forest has been degraded by mining and timber operations. Over the years, an estimated 83% of habitat has been lost. However, with an ever-growing tourism industry environmentally conscious organizations and businesses are stepping up to return the region to its former glory. This project also creates meaningful jobs in communities suffering from high rates of poverty and unemployment. Additionally, conservation practices are set in place to ensure the forests are maintained sustainably for many more years to come. 

More Places We Plant

  • California

    Devastated by wild fires this year, California needs our help now more than ever. We're planting trees in the Plumas National Forest to help recoup the 65,000 acres burned in the 2007 Moonlight Fire.

  • Florida

    Recent years of unhealthy forests have been major contributors to Florida's disastrous wildfires so we've decided on this project in Putnam Co., FL in efforts to help restore this biodiverse ecosystem.

  • Oregon

     Forests are shrinking on state and private land in Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. That's an area six times larger than the city of Portland, equal to more than half of Oregon's designated state forests. 

  • Colorado

    These precious forests face serious threats, including insect infestations, long-term drought, and forest fires. Unhealthy forests set the stage for exceptionally large, devastating wildfires that significantly increase risks of dangerous flooding, extreme erosion, degraded water quality and reduced water storage capacity.

  • Senegal

    46.7% of Senegal's population lives below the poverty line. We're focusing on the reforestation of Fatick, a town of about 25,000 in western Senegal.

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land.

  • Haiti

    Haiti is the world's 3rd hungriest country, and only 2% of the country's original forests remain. 

  • Pacific NW Orca Project

    Planting trees along rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest restores habitat for the endangered orca. Trees help reduce pollution and improve the health and quantity of salmon for the orca to eat! 

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