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India’s Osoyoos are restoring lands ravaged by bushfires with a tree planting project

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OSOYOOS, BCAnd April 14, 2023 / CNW / – Expanding forests and improving their health are the pillars of the strategy adopted by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt Canada To counter and mitigate the effects of climate change. Forests are a natural solution to the climate: trees maintain biodiversity, protect and conserve water resources, and reduce emissions by capturing and storing excess carbon. By planting the right trees in the right place at the right time, we’ll be better equipped to combat climate change.

Honorable Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinsontoday announced the award of $331,000 to Nk’Mip Forestry LLC for its Indian Band Lands Restoration Project.Osoyoos The ruin by fire of Fort Necmip Creek. The contribution comes from the program 2 billion treesWhich supports public bodies and organizations in their efforts to plant two billion trees within ten years. Trees planted through this program will capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, contribute to nature and biodiversity restoration, modernize our city centers and support thousands of sustainable jobs across the country.

The project will plant 70,000 trees on the lands of the Indian Band Reserve.Osoyoos that were burned during the Nk’Mip Creek Forest Fire in 2021. In addition, this restoration project will place Ans and community members to contribute to collecting cones and seeds, planting trees in the Arboretum community, planting trees and conducting post-planting inventories. It will also work to restore wildlife habitats, re-establish critical habitats for specific endangered species, reduce the risk of wildfires to local communities, sequester carbon, and create jobs in the environment. local domain.

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Finally, the project will provide cultural benefits to the Indian band membersOsoyoos – It will give them the opportunity to direct the activities taking place on their ancestral lands and will help promote the recovery of some shrub species of great cultural value and the restoration of essential hunting grounds.


commitment Canada Planting two billion trees is a key component of our collective approach to combating the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Today’s announcement will advance efforts to expand forests, which will help absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, restore nature and biodiversity, and create sustainable jobs.

Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Natural Resources

Restoration efforts in areas of the reserve damaged by fire are necessary to rebuild wildlife habitat and provide refuge from predators and the elements. If we also consider the positive impacts these trees and shrubs will have in terms of carbon capture, this is an important project, and we are delighted to be able to count on the support of Canadian Natural Resources.

Vern Lowe
Amnager, Nk’Mip Forestry

We are fortunate to receive funding from the 2 Billion Trees Program, which will help restore fire-damaged areas on the lands of the Indian Band Reservation.OsoyoosCloseOliver. Planting fire-resistant trees including aspen, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western pine will not only sequester carbon, but also improve biodiversity and robust fire resistance in the project’s target areas.

Peter Fleet
Registered Professional Forester

Indian division lands reclaim projectOsoyoos The Nk’Mip Creek bushfire devastation emphasizes both cultural values ​​and Western science to generate multiple long-term benefits, including carbon storage, habitat restoration, job creation, and improved environmental values. Strategically choosing which tree species to plant and where to plant them will help reduce the risk of wildfires on Indian Band reservation lands.OsoyoosBeside OliverAnd Osoyoos And in the surrounding areas.

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Dan McMaster
Registered Professional Forester

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