At Sustainable Recreation, we are passionate about the great outdoors. Our focus is equally about preserving the biodiversity in this great land as it is about preserving our heritage and way of life. We’re the only national organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments with a focus on protecting our recreation areas.
We are all fortunate to have experienced Canada as we have, but without a concerted effort to maintain and protect our country this will not be the way future generations get to enjoy nature. We are outdoorsmen, hunters, anglers, offroaders, snowmobilers and stewards of this land and together, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Through our programs, research and educational efforts, we have helped restore tree cover in areas hit by natural disasters, guided communities in managing their urban forests, restored natural migration area’s and protected hunting, fishing, and ORV designated zones.
Quesnel, British Columbia Old Growth Management Project
B.C. is characterized by abundant forests, rugged Pacific coastline, mountains, plateaus, pristine lakes and rivers. Notably, BC is home to incredible and iconic biodiversity like the Canada Lynx, Snowy Owl, Moose, and more. Forests cover two-thirds of the province – an area of almost 60 million hectares. However, visitors will have noticed a marked difference in B.C.’s trees in recent years. Insect pests and diseases have decimated enormous areas of forest. These dead trees become fuel for wildfires, and in summer 2017 B.C. experienced its worst wildfire in history, with over 1.2 million hectares burned. You can help recover this essential wildlife habitat when you plant a tree in our Quesnel, B.C. Old Growth Management Project.
Ontario Watershed Health Project
Given its remarkably large land area, Ontario’s forests are incredibly diverse. From the northern lowlands around Hudson Bay, through the Boreal forest, and on to the deciduous forests in the south, Ontario is home to a wide array of unique plant and wildlife. However, many of Ontario’s amazing forests are being pressured by natural resource extraction and encroaching agricultural development. On top of this, in April 2019 the Ontario government cut funding for its tree planting program, which intended on planting 50 million trees by 2025. You can help recover this essential wildlife habitat when you plant a tree in our Ontario Watershed Health Project.
Three Dollars. One Tree. Protecting Our Canadian Outdoor Heritage.