Foundation raising funds for Bighorn Fire rehabilitation efforts

Foundation raising funds for Bighorn Fire rehabilitation efforts
Signs of wildlife and plant life have been spotted on Mt. Lemmon after the Bighorn Fire. (Source: AZ Game & Fish)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A nonprofit partner with the U.S. Forest Service is accepting donations to support the rehabilitation and restoration needs in the Santa Catalina Mountains after last year’s Bighorn Fire.

In 2020, the Bighorn Fire burned almost 120,000 acres of forest land from early June to late July.

The National Forest Foundation has a goal of raising $30,000 for the Southern Arizona Forest Fund, which will be directed to fund high-priority post-fire restoration projects, including reopening recreational trails, improving soil and landscape conditions, restoring wildlife habitat and engaging youth in wildfire education programs.

The National Forest Foundation says recovery requires immediate attention, as there are more than 200 miles of trail/road that pose safety hazards for visitors, as well as watershed and soil concerns.

If you are interested in making a contribution, click on [THIS LINK].

Donations are tax deductible, and for every dollar that is donated, $0.85 will go directly to on-ground restoration efforts.

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