Hi, we’re Project Forest – a group of passionate silviculturists working with businesses to rewild local landscapes.
We wanted to kick this blog off by telling you the three things we’re most passionate about:
1. Trees, and all the wonderful things they provide us;
2. Making a positive impact on the communities we live, work and play in
3. Creating a community of like-minded businesses who truly want to make a difference in their own backyards
Trees are nothing short of remarkable. Besides being beautiful to look at and providing us with much-needed shelter, they clean the air and water, support animal habitat and have a positive impact on our overall well-being.
With the launch of Project Forest, we’re making a promise — to work with businesses to plant more trees and rewild our local landscapes, one forest at a time.
With the help of the expert team at Tree Time Services, we’ll develop site-specific plans for each forest to ensure the right species of trees are planted in the right place, where they can last a lifetime.
In order to get these forests planted, however, we need more than brains and brawn; we need partnerships with local companies who are interested in having a real impact on the environment. One thing we’ve noticed, and something that led to the creation of Project Forest, is that the opportunities to support our own forests here in Canada, are limited. We wanted to change that.
By partnering with businesses, we’ll be able to fund and create new forests in areas that are close to home – which means a more sustainable future, for Alberta — and beyond!
Kicking Things Off with Project Forest – Golden Ranches
For our first project, we’ve teamed up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to rewild 55 hectares of land at Golden Ranches near South Cooking Lake. This area of land is just 15 minutes from Sherwood Park and 40 minutes from downtown Edmonton — which means the businesses who invest in the trees we plant there can actually visit that forest in the future.
And it’s just the beginning — this is the first of many forests we’ll collaborate with businesses to develop for Albertans to enjoy for years to come.