The dry Douglas-fir forests of the Cariboo-Chilcotin in British Columbia are difficult to reforest following severe disturbances. The recent warming trends due to climate change have exacerbated this by exposing spring planted seedlings to more extreme summer temperatures and drought.Continue Reading
In the fall of 2020, Zanzibar Holdings partnered with OneTreePlanted and DroneSeed for a pilot project to test out using small biodegradable seed pucks for reforestation. These pucks were placed in areas impacted by the 2017 wildfires in the Chilcotin forest region. See OTPs featured blog post for further details on this exciting new method of reforestation, and project details.
For the past three years, Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. and the community of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (St-wet-lem hight-lem) (SXFN) have partnered on a large fuel break project near Big Bar Lake. The goal of the project is to to reduce wildfire risk to the rural community of Big Bar Lake with funding support from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC).
Zanzibar Holdings thanks FESBC for its support of this project and is proud to have worked with the good people at Stswecem’c Xgat’tem (Dog Creek and Canoe Creek) on this and other projects.
For more information on what we have been doing in this project and how it helps mitigate wildfire risk, click here to go to a Jan 26th article on the FESBC website.