With a whopping 106 percent of its goal funded on Kickstarter, The 1 Million Redwoods Project is now ready and able to begin.
This project was started in 2014 and has been in the works since. The project revolves around a 500-acre nursery/research forest in Northern California.
It is at this nursery, the team behind 1 Million Redwoods Project, well, aims to grow 1 Million Redwoods, and more.
After three years of research and observation of the wildlife, streams, weather, and habits of the local plants, Ayana and March Young, founding members of the project finalized the design for the nursery.
The nursery already contains three large catchment ponds for irrigation, linked to a swale that recharges groundwater.
Together with a special potting soil made from composted sawdust from local lumber mills and primary forest soil and biochar, it will provide nutrients and immunity to the first 1 million redwoods.
The team hopes to extend their work out of their bioregion, as they work to popularize techniques and discoveries from their project through podcasts and radio shows, research papers, webinars, and more.
The Kickstarter will help fund basic materials for the nursery.
The 1 Million Redwoods Project is the product of For The Wild, an environmentally-beneficial organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of temperate rainforests of Cascadia, from Northern California to Southern Alaska.