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Cougar Mountain, Oregon
The 1 Million Redwoods Project draws on ecological, economic, and social innovations with a multi-scalar approach that incorporates land conservation, ecological restoration, multi-disciplinary Read more...
The 1 Million Redwoods Project draws on ecological, economic, and social innovations with a multi-scalar approach that incorporates land conservation, ecological restoration, multi-disciplinary research, and large-scale plant propagation in a restorative native species nursery. The nursery will function as a living library and laboratory that will help to safeguard rare and endangered plant and fungal genetics of the redwood range.
The nursery will act as a model for replication by communities that have experienced severe biodiversity loss, with potential short- and long-term benefits. It will serve as an ecological heritage reserve for an extensive array of native understory flora, in addition to the many variants of the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). From the nursery, coast redwood and understory species, will be planted back into spaces that have experienced harsh deforestation, with the hopes of recultivating the once existing ecology. A seed bank will be established on site to preserve genetic varieties of native species found throughout the bioregion. In addition to a seed bank, a fungal spore and culture bank will also be established to safeguard and reintroduce this oft-overlooked pillar of the ecosystem and aid in tree growth. This whole-system approach will help ensure a successful restoration in target areas and the spreading of ecological integrity to adjacent areas, while building resilience to an unpredictable climate.