Monthly report from the Full Circle Schools Program of the Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Oregon, USA

March 6, 2012, www.lomakatsi.org | During the month of February, our Full Circle Schools Restoration Ecology Program hosted 6 volunteer and student events for 282 participants at our Medford Bear Creek site. As part of restoring this site, a total of 510 native plants were planted thanks to everyone’s hard work!

 

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Full Circle Schools Report, February 2012 During the month of February, our Full Circle Schools Restoration Ecology Program hosted 6 volunteer and student events for 282 participants at our Medford Bear Creek site. As part of restoring this site, a total of 510 native plants were planted thanks to e…
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Turkey Tackles an Ecological Crisis with a 58,000-acre Wildlife Corridor

March 2, 2012, www.csmonitor.com | “This summer, officials expect to begin the reforestation of a 58,000-acre corridor of land that will connect the isolated Sarikamis National Park and its shrinking population of wolves, bears, and lynxes to a swath of territory in the Caucasus.”

 

Judith Green shared a link.  “With wildlife corridor, Turkey tackles an ecological crisis”  www.csmonitor.com In Turkey, where conservation tends to get short shrift, environmentalists are excited about a plan to create a 58,000-acre wildlife corridor in hopes of…”

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), Video + New Yorker article: 12 million acres reforested in Niger

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“A good news story for a deforested and degraded world”: www.youtube.com, 9/19/10, posted on fb 2/23/12
It’s time to let the genie out of the bottle. Tony Rinaudo presents this good news story for a deforested and degraded world – it’s all about Farmer Managed ….” COMMENT: GoodNews FortheEarth:
~ MOST SUCCESSFUL REFORESTATION TECHNIQUE IN THE WORLD? Perhaps. — 12 MILLION ACRES IN NIGER, A SUCCESS STORY DISCOVERED 20 YEARS LATER. See p.7  in this article in “The New Yorker” (pp. 5-9) describing the unexpected success of farmers’ restoring trees among their crops  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/12/19/111219fa_fact_bilger
The two keys to this success are classic examples of localism:
— it is done by farmers on their own land, not by paid workers on land owned by others.
— it supports the natural regeneration of trees, rather than planting new ones.
Here’s the website for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, featuring a 7 page report.
http://www.interaction.org/document/farmer-managed-natural-regeneration-0
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You-Tube has many other related videos.
The re-greening of the Sahel via FMNR is discussed at length in Mark Hertsgaard’s book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth,” see pp. 187-195, and 302 at http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Living-Through-Fifty-Years/dp/0618826122

Australian and Tasmanian Governments support the future of Tasmanian forestry

24 July 2011, www.pm.gov.au | “430,000 hectares of Tasmania’s magnificent native forests, including areas such as the Blue Tier, Tarkine, Upper Florentine and Styx were announced for immediate protection by Prime Minister Juila Gillard and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings.  The agreement will secure jobs, ensure a sustainable forestry industry, and achieve iconic environmental outcomes by protecting High Conservation Value forests and remaining old growth forests for future generations.”

Great outcome for Tasmania’s forests!
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“Exciting news: yesterday 430,000 hectares of Tasmania’s magnificent native forests, including spectacular areas such as the Blue Tier, Tarkine, Upper Florentine and Styx were announced for immediate protection by Prime Minister Juila Gillard and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings.”
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Virginia Bryan ‎”Just weeks ago it looked as though the forests would only be declared ‘informal reserves’ — but now those forests will be protected from logging by a legally binding Conservation Agreement, which can only be removed by both houses of Federal parliament. The Federal Government has also ruled out providing any funds for Gunns’ proposed pulp mill.”

 

  • Sandra Beal “I never feel worried about Tassie, there is a magical shimmer around the forests there, the protection comes from a higher source 🙂 ♥”

Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

March 3, 2009, www.youtube.com | “By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.”

Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest
http://www.ted.com By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving l…
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China Tackles Environmental Pollution

news.xinhuanet.com, 07/09/2006, Special report: China tackles environmental pollution HOHHOT, July 9 (Xinhua) — The Sanbei (north, northeast and northwest China) Forest Shelter project, dubbed the country’s “green Great Wall”, has contributed greatly to the improvement and conservation of ecological environment in the project areas since it was launched 28 years ago. Submitted by Jeavonna Chapman   October 30, 2011

GoodNews FortheEarth “~ 97,000 SQUARE MILES OF FOREST REPLANTED IN A 2,500 MILE-LONG FOREST BELT … beginning in 1983, to stop desertification and protect farmland. October 30, 2011

Santa Fe River Preserve Restoration Project Completed: Cleaner Water Provided, Habitat Restored

August 9, 2004 , www.wildearthguardians.org | “Last week WildEarth Guardians finished a sometimes highly controversial project to improve water quality and wildlife habitat of the Santa Fe River downstream of the city wastewater treatment facility.  Over the last three-plus years local school children, city residents and WildEarth Guardians staff have planted literally thousands of native trees in an effort to restore the native streamside forest.”

“~ PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS CAN WORK MIRACLES: Planting 100,000 trees and shrubs heals rivers stripped bare by cattle, for more, see -John Horning, wildearthguardians.org,
You Gotta See It to Believe It
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Watch the difference! WildEarth Guardians works to restore degraded river systems in the Southwest, including the Santa Fe River. See the changes from year-to-year.”
Comments:
  • Pedro Di Girólamo“Before seeing it, I will share it, cos. the United Nations have declared year 2011 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF TREES.

    And because Trees and the sister disciplines of PERMACULTURE that are FOREST FARMING and FOREST GARDENING are my present passion of study and promotion.
    BTW, I share this with your very good introduction.”
  • Tamara Griffiths “awesome, great work, takes alot of effort but so worth it, well done well done”
  • Mary Chambers “The United Nations hs declared 2011 as the International year of the trees????? and the UK government are determined to sell off ALL, not just some but ALL our forests!!!!”
  • GoodNews FortheEarth“OK folks, I’m so glad you like this news! Ecological restoration is especially crucial because it both revitalizes ecosystems and eats up carbon. If any one else can find before and after info like this, please let us know, and I will look for it myself in the work of the Lomakatsi Restoration Project in Ashland, Oregon, where I serve on the Board.

    — cheers, Robert
  • Mary Chambers “I DO LIKE THIS NEWS AND I THINK IT IS CRUCIAL FOR GLOBAL AS WELL AS UK”
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