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Climate change progress, big and small

Progress big and small is being made every day in the fight against climate change and to restore our planet, our waterways, and our wild spaces back to pristine condition.

Here's some good news to share:

Restoration: Conservationists are planting 19 billion native plant seeds along 900 acres of mud surrounding the dismantling of dam systems along the Klamath River in Oregon and California.

Adaptation: Researchers have developed a more sustainable variety of avocado called the "Luna" that grows more efficiently, uses less water, and can withstand higher temperatures.

Conservation: Idaho added over 120,000 acres of rolling grasslands as a conservation area in the southwest part of the state for birds, game such as elk and mule deer, and hunting and fishing activities.

Locally Grown: Community "food forests" are popping up across the country from Wyoming to Massachusetts. They're small, urban or suburban plots of forest where fruiting trees, berry bushes, perennial veggies, and herbs grow for locals to forage and harvest. It's not all bad news out there – and the best part is that we can each be part of the solution.

GWS is honored to be one tiny part of the answer to the climate crisis we face. If you're able to chip in and support our work, today is the perfect time to do it!

I hope you're enjoying the start of spring and all the blooming growth, new arrivals, and holidays it has to offer.


Posted on April 30, 2024.