Hey family and friends!
As a part of Giving Tuesday, I am opening a GoFundMe charity event to raise money for the National Forest Foundation. For every dollar donated, the foundation will plant one tree. Today is extra special because all donations will be matched at up to $50,000 and the foundation has not reached this goal yet. Every dollar counts and reforestation is more important than ever.
As of November, roughly 8.8 million acres of land were burned across 12 states. This is double the amount of acreage burned to this point in the 2019 season. Most of these fires are affecting national forests and national parks.
Prompt reforestation can accelerate the development of forest structure, species composition, and canopy that provides many benefits including wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water, carbon sequestration, forest wood products for consumers, forested recreation opportunities, and maintenance of soil productivity through soil erosion reduction. Reforestation presents unique opportunities to address emerging issues associated with climate change by conserving and managing genetic diversity to adapt to a changing climate, as well as sequestrating carbon to counter greenhouse gas emissions.
Do you like breathing? Animals? Reasonable temperatures? I sure as hell do.