Superior National Forest encompasses a diverse ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. Restoration efforts are needed to help create a diverse mix of tree species and stand structures to provide valuable habitat, improved watershed functionality, and overall forest health.
This National Forest is facing real challenges due to a decline in conifer and birch trees. This loss degrades forest health, wildlife habitat potential, and water quality as well as the economic and ecological benefits the forest provides. The goal is to create a diverse forest environment that is more representative of its natural range.
Your generous support can make a real impact on Superior National Forest through tree planting. Reforestation efforts improve tree species diversity and overall forest health, improve area watersheds, and provide critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.
Nestled on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, Umpqua National Forest is one of Oregon’s finest outdoor destinations. But wildfires have taken their toll, and replanting is necessary to reestablish tree cover for wildlife habitat and improved watershed health.
In 2017, a series of wildfires known as the Umpqua North Complex burned through the National Forest. The devastation left behind meant not only a lack of trees and loss of wildlife habitat but also a serious threat to the health of area waterways.
With your support, reforestation efforts can help to restore the area with sugar pine, ponderosa pine, and Douglasfir. These trees will grow to support clean and healthy waterways throughout the forest as well as provide wildlife habitat and natural beauty for visitors to enjoy.