2011 Update: Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
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More than one million acres of the United States’ forests are still in need of replanting, but funding is scarce. The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with national and state foresters to help replant native trees in these forests, providing habitat for wildlife, restoring the area watersheds, and returning splendor to our country’s forests.
The Florence County Forest is a beautiful 36,000-acre public retreat in northeastern Wisconsin. Florence County is one of the most rural and undeveloped areas in the state, offering a truly wild experience for locals and visitors alike.
Extensive stands of ponderosa and lodgepole pine grow throughout this 2.3 million acre forest in Southern Oregon. The forest plays a major role in clean water release to many bodies of water.
Gallatin National Forest, "The Gateway to Yellowstone," boasts snow-covered peaks and internationally known trout streams across its expansive 1.8 million acres.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest is a combination of three National Forests that are administered as one. The forest is comprised of 2.9 million acres and hosts more than 3.4 million visitors per year.
Klamath National Forest in northwestern California is one of the most diverse woodlands in the country. More species of conifers reside here than anywhere else on earth!
The Mauna Kea Forest Reserve is on the big island of Hawaii. It sits on the tallest peak on the island, a dormant volcano towering 13,796 feet.
With its abundant outdoor activities and beautiful landscapes, Superior National Forest attracts thousands of visitors every year, putting it among the top ten most visited National Forests in America.
An hour west of Portland lies this beautiful 354,000 acre gem full established in the 1930's and 1940's by a large-scale reforestation effort by volunteers and schoolchildren.