The 30,000 trees for the Canopy Project include reforestation to take place in 45 communities in two municipalities within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in the state of Querétaro. They will take place on public lands, schools and private lands in temperate zones.
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve’s strategic biogeographical position between the Arctic Neotropical and the Mesoamerican Mountain regions makes Sierra Gorda one of the most ecologically rich and diverse places in Mexico. It comprises 14 vegetation types, dominated by the tropical sclerophyllous forest. The conservation of the ecosystems of Sierra Gorda is essential as they host a number of threatened species and serve as a refuge for migratory species.
The Sierra Gorda is one of the most diverse and rich ecosystems in Mexico. Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is a natural protected area of almost 1 million acres and covers a third of Querétaro state. By planting trees, the project restores soils, thus mitigating soil erosion and enabling groundwater recharge. By encouraging and educating communities to care for and conserve their forests, this project promotes healthy ecosystems and well-functioning natural water resources.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Mexico projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will plant native species, including Pine, Oak, Cypress and Ash.
With the participation of students and teachers, trees are being planted at community and school locations. All the school projects include environmental education for community members and students. The plantings increase civic participation, environmental responsibility and improve the scenic beauty of vacant spaces.
As part of this project, the Sierra Gorda population has been encouraged to establish community green areas by planting trees in community courts, chapels, and other recreational areas. This community action also generates social and civic participation, environmental responsibility, and improves scenic beauty.
With the participation of children, youth, and adults in reforestation, the community will develop environmental awareness and feelings of respect and responsibility toward their environment. As a result of this project, the natural resources of Sierra Gorda’s communities are will be enhanced and local people will understand that healthy forests help to mitigate climate change.