The Northern Saskatchewan Tree Planting Project
The Northern Saskatchewan Tree Planting Project is located near Prince Albert and Canada’s Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan. The project area consists of approximately 240 acres of privately owned lands surrounded by mature boreal forest woodlands. The original forest was cleared to create farmland but was found unproductive and later abandoned.
The project aims to increase carbon capture and storage by restoring abandoned, degraded farmland back to original Boreal forests through the planting of native species seedlings and then protecting the area in perpetuity under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, thus increasing the carbon stocks as the trees grow into maturity and the forest is re-established.
In addition to the carbon sequestration benefits, the project will provide forest habitat for black bears, elk, moose, white-tailed deer, wolves, foxes and even cougar.