The targeted planting locations in 2023 are BLM lands within 2020 fire areas. The fires included: Archie Creek, Holiday Farm, Beachie Creek and Riverside. The following attached maps give the entire fire area perimeters and highlight the BLM lands that were burnt within that perimeter. Fire recovery will be ongoing within those lands for several years. This particular request is for seedlings to be grown at PRT and targeted for planting in 2023. Using the attached maps, images of the overall fire areas can be seen via Google Earth imagery. Specific photos of reforested areas will be taken and sent as collected during the fire recovery effort.
Our planting partner is in the process of reforesting lands that were burnt during the devastating fire event that occurred during 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.
Tree species: Douglas-fir, Sugar Pine, Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Western Hemlock, Incense Cedar and Western White Pine.