One of the most important actions we can take toward a building a healthier, more sustainable environment is continuing to rebuild devastated forest and urban canopy areas. Most forests are able to recover naturally after a forest fire or other similar disaster, but some forests, such as the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, are struggling and need our help.
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is located just outside of San Diego, CA and was partially destroyed in 2003, when a fire burned through 26,500 acres of forested land. The forest has since been unable to repopulate itself due to the extreme heat of the fire, which burnt through the pine and cedar cones that would have been the forest’s descendants. With help from Cal Fire and organizations such as American Forests, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park has already repopulated approximately 2,500 acres.
For more information on reforestation efforts and how you can help, visit http://www.americanforests.org/what-we-do/what-we-do-restore-forest...
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