Based in Oregon, we've grown up loving the trees that surround us. We hike on vast forest trails. We camp by tree-lined rivers, waterfalls and lakes. We gaze through the tree tops at star-filled night skies. We consider ourselves lucky, to say the least.
As sellers of products derived from trees - books - we are so proud to partner with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States. For more than 140 years, American Forests has been at the forefront of providing public education on responsible forest stewardship and contributed to literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects across the United States.
Since 1990, American Forests has planted over 50 million trees, resulting in cleaner air and drinking water, restored habitat for wildlife and fish, and the removal of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With the impressive goal of planting a total of 100 million trees by 2020, American Forests is certainly not resting on their laurels.
Bulk Bookstore is proud to support these American Forest projects in 2019...
Bulk Bookstore, together with American Forests and the U.S. Forest Service, is participating in the planting of 99,000 trees in Deschutes National Forest in our own backyard, outside of Bend, Oregon.
Deschutes National Forest is known for its stunning vistas of volcanic terrain, wealth of winter sports and the spectacular beauty of its protected wilderness areas. These forests have been plagued in the last decade by insects, disease and wildfire. American Forests is working with the U.S. Forest Service to address recovery of severely burned areas, reintroduce tree species diversity and increase disease resistance.
Bulk Bookstore is proud to support our neighbors to the south in California. In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, American Forests plans to plant 128,500 seedlings in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The snowpack from these mountains supplies roughly 30 percent of California's water. The water is both sourced in the mountains, through rainfall and evapotranspiration, and filtered there, by the natural purification that forests provide.