Juan Molina and his daughter Catalina look at each other and smile. It has been a long summer and she has not seen her father, a volunteer firefighter in Cordóba, Argentina, for long periods of time but hope is on the horizon.
Juan Molina is head of the voluntary firefighters of Malagueño, a city located near Córdoba in northern Argentina, where this year’s fire season has been particularly intense. Every year between August and October the mountains that surround the town of Córdoba become a raging inferno and the battle to save the forests, indigenous wildlife and livestock is waged by firefighters and locals alike.
Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.
The Arbor Day Foundation, which has committed to planting trees worldwide since 1972, outlines a six-fold process for wildfire response. The Foundation’s steps don’t start and end with planting seedlings. Restoration requires time, dedication and certainly collaboration.
Corporations have a place in the process. Once the fire has stopped spreading, the displaced have been sheltered and fed, damages have been assessed and prioritized, and local experts have planted seedlings, corporate partners can come in to supplement the previous work already done.
As wildfires burn in Southern WA and in Eastern Oregon, our thoughts are with the thousands of people who have been affected. T-Mobile is keeping a close eye on the situation, including any impacts on our network, customers, and employees. At this stage, our network is holding up well in both states and we have hundreds of generators deployed throughout the affected area in the event local power grids are affected.
If you are in an area that could potentially be impacted, please monitor and follow any evacuation orders that may be issued by local authorities.
CASE dealer Sequoia Equipment provided equipment to support Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operation in clearing sites and debris from a wildfire swept through Niland, California.
CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, 2020. Team Rubicon volunteers braved scorching temperatures that averaged 112 degrees to remove more than 5,000 tons of material to help local residents on their path to recovery.
With record-setting wildfires blanketing large swaths of the Western United States in smoke, we thought it appropriate to speak to someone who knows a thing or two about wildfire smoke. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the chief air quality meteorologist for the State of Colorado, Scott Landes, to learn more about the cause of these fires, their harmful effects, and what we can do to protect ourselves.
“The Camp Fire remains among the worst disasters in U.S. history. It is still a devastated area with many displaced still living in temporary housing. This Habitat project is a wonderful step to start addressing this,” Mohawk Group vice president of marketing Mary Beth Sharp told FCW. “We are honored to help CalFlor as they have been actively involved in the rebuild.”
General Mills is thinking of our employees, suppliers, customers and consumers in Australia, as fires continue to devastate the country. The General Mills Foundation is providing monetary support to the Australian Red Cross to help impacted families and WIRES Inc (Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service) to support emergency animal rescue, including koalas.