Offset in Colorado, United States

Colorado is a state in the Mountain West region of the United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. With increasing temperatures and decreasing water availability, Colorado's agriculture, forestry and tourism economies are expected to be heavily affected by climate change.

Overview

Colorado has 24.4 million acres of forests which provide huge social, economic and ecological benefits. Forests support a sustainable wood products industry, diverse wildlife, fresh water, and ample recreation opportunities. But these precious forests face serious threats, including insect infestations, long-term drought, and forest fires. Unhealthy forests set the stage for exceptionally large, devastating wildfires that significantly increase risks of dangerous flooding, extreme erosion, degraded water quality and reduced water storage capacity.

Impact

Colorado’s high-country watersheds supply fresh water to 19 US states and Mexico. The same forests impacted by insects, disease and wildfire provide sustainable water supplies. Planting trees here will help to protect this critical resource, reforest areas burned by wildfires, enhance wildlife habitat, and reduce soil erosion. Our amazing reforestation partners work with land managers and private landowners to accomplish effective forestry practices and reduce the risk of severe wildfire and post-fire flooding.

Species

To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. Popular species include Pine, Aspen, and Oak.

Partner

OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organisation based in Vermont with a mission to make it simple for you to plant trees around the world. Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, they now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.

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