We're happy to announce the release of our short film, ROOTS, sharing the daily work, hope, and perspective of one professional female tree-planter in Oregon. From an early start with coffee, through planting countless saplings in the Willamette River Valley with her team, we learn about why reforestation matters to Meichen personally, and how it affects the local ecosystem.
Oregon is home to some stunning landscapes, including a rainforest!
The Pacific temperate rainforests lie along the western side of the Pacific Coast Ranges along the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America from the Prince William Sound in Alaska through the British Columbia Coast to Northern California. There is plenty of moisture and warm temperatures, which crates unique ecosystems full of rich biodiversity, towering trees, and beautiful scenery.
Despite this natural beauty, a new analysis says forests are shrinking on state and private land in Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. That's an area six times larger than the city of Portland, equal to more than half of Oregon's designated state forests.
Meichen, featured in this film, is part of the reforestation crew helping to restore these landscapes. We love her story because she's down to earth, caring, and dedicated to doing what she can to help Oregon's natural places thrive.
Here are a few photos from this project.
Want to contribute directly to our Oregon reforestation efforts?
by Diana Chaplin
Canopy Director & Eco-Storyteller