In 2017, British Columbia saw a historically devastating wildfire season. Over the course of 10 weeks, more than 590,000 acres of forest were burned, and thousands of residents were displaced. The event resulted in the longest state of emergency in the province’s history.
Since then, the local landscape has not naturally regenerated what was lost, impacting the soils, ecosystems, wildlife, and water quality. Local indigenous communities have experienced a shift in their ability to hunt and gather food.
One Tree Planted is hard at work returning the area to a “forested state.” According to its website, “[n}ewly planted trees will begin the process of sequestering atmospheric carbon, and over time improve the hydrological benefits of the forest.” This project will help to support the regional ecosystem and create a habitat for the native wildlife, which includes mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bear, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, songbirds, and small mammals.
Last year, Wright Beamer made a commitment to plant a tree for each estate plan signed with our firm. We are proud to support this reforestation project through our partnership with One Tree Planted. Learn more about this organization online and find out how you can also get involved.