The Children’s Forest Great Seeds Restoration Program exists to restore remote and recreational sites that have been disturbed or denuded by fire, bark beetle infestation, erosion, and human impacts on our local mountains. The program was launched in 2005 and has quickly become a vital component of our ongoing restoration work.
The Children’s Forest Great Seeds Restoration Program is designed to grow and plant native shrubs and trees in damaged sites.
Under the direction of Children’s Forest naturalists, US Forest Service Botanists, and adult community mentors, youth volunteers are trained in a hands-on experiential environment to complete the necessary forest restoration on barren landscapes. This includes working at the greenhouse and tree nursery facilities, participating in native plant workshops, and working at project sites to learn the complex components of restoration. These include native plant identification, seed collecting and propagation, project monitoring, and care and evaluation.
Youth and adult volunteers collect seed, propagate seeds, care for greenhouse facilities, plant trees, remove invasive weeds, monitor and care for restoration sites, and maintain trails and recreation sites - completing restoration work from start to finish.
For more information about volunteering or to set-up a group volunteer day, please contact:
Juli Goss, Restoration Manager
Celebrate Something We All Share: Our Public Lands
National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016; 9am-3pm
Volunteers Needed to Lend a Hand on the San Bernardino National Forest
Please join us to out-plant native milkweed plants, the host plant for the monarch butterfly out in the Forest