Multiple Fire Restoration – Willamette National Forest, Mt. Hood National Forest
The targeted planting locations in 2023 are Bureau of Land Management lands within 2020 fire areas. The fires included: Archie Creek, Holiday Farm, Beachie Creek and Riverside. Fire recovery will be ongoing within those lands for several years.
Number Of Trees: 1,762,000
In September of 2020, multiple large fires burnt hundred of thousands of acres in western Oregon. This is a multi year effort to rehabilitate those lands. Lands are managed to primarily benefit resources such as Wildlife, Fisheries, Water, Wilderness, Botany, Recreation and Late Successional Ecosystems.
The multiple projects will begin the re-establishment of native forests on government lands. The land will be managed for the benefit of multiple resources. Riparian areas will be planted to benefit fisheries and watersheds. Late Successional Reserves (LSR) will be planted to accelerate the return to the ecologic conditions that were present before the fires and to benefit those species which depended on those ecotypes for survival. Recreation areas will be restored to the conditions that were enjoyed by the users that frequented them. The targeted species mix will represent that which was historically present. Planting will be implemented and maintained to prevent invasive species establishment.
Western Red Cedar
Port Orford Cedar
Western White Pine.