Canada Reforestation Projects

Restore damaged ecosystems and reviving the livelihoods of local communities
in three different plantation sites of our Canada Reforestation Projects.

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City of Greater Sudbury Planting site

Due to industrial activities such as logging and mining of nickel and copper ore, the land and hilltops in proximity to Greater Sudbury suffered degradation. This is causing them to become bare of vegetation and heavily contaminated with soil. Unfortunately, this has led to a decline in access to clean water and air, recreational space, biodiversity, and habitat for wildlife. Since 1978, the municipal government has undertaken various measures to restore the Greater Sudbury area. The primary goal of this project is to continue rehabilitating Sudbury’s natural landscape. This will provide valuable habitats for biodiversity and benefits for the city as a whole. The City of Greater Sudbury is carefully selecting and planting trees that represent the local ecosystem and support natural regeneration. The trees being planted include Tamarack, Ironwood, Spruce, Oak, Jack Pine, Red Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Mountain Maple, and more.

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Cariboo Planting site

In 2017, 2018, and 2021, British Columbia in Canada was ravaged by wildfires, which spread across more than 1.3 million hectares of land. In fact, the intensity of the fires was such that they killed off the forests and damaged the soil, leaving a scarred and barren landscape. The local wildlife’s habitat and food sources were severely impacted. The Indigenous communities lost their traditional hunting grounds and food sources, threatening their way of life.

To address this issue, we are contributing to a reforestation project aimed at restoring the area. We plan to plant a variety of species, including Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine, hybrid spruce, and western larch. The goal is to assist natural regeneration and allow the damaged ecosystems to flourish once again. With your support, we will help restore the soil, which has been damaged by burn scars and erosion. 

It will take an estimated 13 million trees and years of hard work to restore the Cariboo region. However, this effort will not only help the ecosystem but also enable the local communities to rebuild their livelihoods and secure their futures.

New Brunswick Planting site

The forestry industry is the largest sector in New Brunswick, contributing more than $1.45 billion to the local economy every year.

 Despite providing stable employment and economic prosperity to the region, extensive logging has led to the degradation and fragmentation of the forests. As a result, the ability of the forests to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services has been severely impacted. Therefore, the older trees, which were once effective at absorbing carbon, have been lost or are at risk of becoming threatened.

To combat this issue, we are seeking your support to regenerate a former commercial logging site in New Brunswick, Canada. 

Our plan is to plant over sixteen distinct native species, such as Red Spruce, Oak, Birch, Sugar Maple, and Butter Nut, in order to reverse the land degradation in the area. Our goal is to revitalize the habitat, increase biodiversity, and restore the forests to their former state as effective carbon sinks.

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Seaforestation, Kelp Forests in Canada

Kelp forests are diverse underwater habitats comprised of a variety of kelp species that form canopies over the seafloor, creating a three-dimensional ecosystem. These unique underwater forests thrive in cool, nutrient-rich waters and are found along rocky coastlines in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans. Kelp forests serve as a sanctuary for thousands of marine species, providing shelter and sustenance, much like forests on land. Not only do kelp forests support biodiversity, coastal fisheries, and livelihoods, they also have the potential to significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

In British Columbia, kelp forests are vital to the survival of commercially and culturally important species like herring, salmon, and rockfish, as well as the endangered northern abalone. They are also integral to the traditions and well-being of Indigenous coastal communities. In Chile, kelp forests dominate the coastline and are especially important to coastal communities, where seaweed collection has been a cultural practice for centuries.

Unfortunately, over the past five decades, more than 40 percent of kelp forests around the world have been lost due to climate change, overexploitation, and pollution. As a result, this project aims to restore kelp forests along the Pacific coasts of British Columbia, Canada and Chile, in partnership with Ocean Wise.

Through the use of innovative techniques, including seeding giant kelp, bull kelp, and sugar kelp, this project will deliver at least 250,000 m2 (25 ha) of seaforested kelp in BC and at least 3000 ha in Chile by 2027. Your support is critical in achieving this goal, which will not only help to restore these precious ecosystems, but also contribute to the health and well-being of coastal communities and the planet as a whole.