Forest and Habitat Restoration

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The MESCOT Initiative has been carrying out forest habitat restoration in degraded floodplain forests since 1999. The forest habitat restoration work was done in response to unprecedented forest fires that occured during the widespread droughts of 1983 and 1998. Studies showed almost zero natural regeneration for the proceeding 20 years after the 1983 fires.

What started as an experimental program in swamp and flooded forest the MESCOT Initiative has pioneered a number of restoration techniques such as blanket liberation of vines and weed grasses, as well planting trees that had never before been observed. Working with previously unstudied rainforest tree species the initiative as planted more that 100,000 trees in four different floodplain forest types.

Events under this program:

  • Tree planting
  • Tree Nursery
  • De-vining

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