California Forest Fires

  • The 2018 fire season has hit California, with many areas still recovering from the worst fires in state history last summer. This year, almost 4,000 wildfires have already burned more 629,000 acres across the state – more than four times the five-year average. The Mendocino Complex fire is now the largest in state history, burning 300,000 acres across Colusa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. Prior to this, the Carr Fire had been the most destructive in California this season, burning more than 170,000 acres. The Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County has shut down access to Yosemite National Park. 
  • At the start of 2018, it was estimated that 129 million trees needed to be restored in California after the drought and wildfires the state has endured. Planting trees after these fires will be a small but meaningful part of helping the environment and community recover. Your donation will help those who have lost their homes to gradually restore their land to its former health.
  • Your contribution will be allocated to our partners at Cal Fire to help plant trees throughout fire-affected regions of California. For every dollar donated, we will plant one tree.
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The Carr Fire has been one of the state's most destructive so far in 2018. Located in the Shasta region of Northern California, it has burned over 115,000 acres and claimed the lives of 2 firefighters and several residents (as at August 1). Approximately 39,000 people were evacuated. 

California’s Carr Fire was one of 98 large, active fires delivering smoke across the United States in late July. See the smoke from above using satellite footage from NASA's Earth Observatory.  



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