Bush Fire Burn Scar Replanting

February 19, 2022
Natural Restorations

Natural Restorations completed two weeks of replanting projects at Four Peaks and Lower Sycamore and hosted a volunteer replanting event on February 19, 2022 at Four Peaks. They collected and saved 672 cacti from destruction and replanted 656 cacti in the 2020 Bush Fire burn scar. They also removed 297 pounds of trash and 2 tires from the area; and spread 198 packs of Sonoran Desert Wildflower Seeds in the burn scar with permission from the Forest Service.

An immediate impact can be seen by the overland community for anyone camping or recreating in these areas will benefit from seeing native desert plant communities restored. Replanting this burn scar not only improves the appearance of the area, it also improves the usability and safety of the for the outdoor community. Bringing native plant communities back to these watersheds helps soil stabilization, reduces the effects of erosion caused by water and wind, and wildlife will also benefit from the replanting of their native habitat, providing a healthy ecosystem. 

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