Tree Planting Projects
We are always considering new projects
kistike’win Wildfire Restoration
Kistike’win means planting trees in Cree, and that is exactly what we aim to do.
Nekote LP and Blue Green Planet Project are partnering to plant trees on the traditional territories of the Swampy Cree First Nations in the Manitoban boreal forest in the Interlake Region.
Native jack pines and black spruce will be planted in an area ravaged by wildfires that swept through the area in 2021. When the fire hit, the area was void of a viable seed source. The restoration work will provide forest benefits for future generations of the Swampy Cree First Nations and Canadians, by improving watershed function, increasing habitat for wildlife and sequestering carbon.
The aim is to foster long-term community benefits by providing equitable access and increased inclusion of indigenous people in forest work and green jobs. In 2022, 12 Opaskwayak first nations received on-the-job training and employment opportunities. In 2023, through the Nekote Limited Partnership and BGPP, 10 individuals were hired and trained.
This project is on-going to the year 2030, with a total tree count totalling 20.8 million
Trees Planted on this Project to Date
SHOAL LAKE CREE NATION
BELL FIRE restoration & FOREST STEWARDSHIP
In 2021, the Bell fire in the Pasquia Hills area of Saskatchewan stretched over 100, 000 hectares. The nearby communities were evacuated. Upon return they found that the land surrounding their communities no longer supported traditional hunting, trapping and berry picking. Climate change is having a profound impact on their way of llife. The boreal forests that burned in this area were left with inadequate seed supply, making the likelihood of regeneration slim.
BGPP and Shoal Lake Cree Nation have partnered in an effort to restore the natural habitat surrounding Hudson Bay. Trees are planted by members of the Shoal Lake community to provide improved habitat for widlife including elk, white tail deer, moose, bear, woodland cariboo, wolves, cougars and over 350 species of birds. The forests will sequester carbon, improve watershed function and decrease soil errosion. Providing forest resiliency for future generations of Shoal Lake Cree First Nations and Canadians alike.
Our aim is to foster long-term community benefits by providing equitable access and increased inclusion of indigenous people in forest work and green jobs. Our partnership extends from 2024-2027, and includes 3.31 million native jack pine and black spruce.
Project Fully Funded!
Investing in Oceans
The world is one big, connected place and what happens on land affects the oceans. So, we’re sharing 20% of our bottom line with ocean ecology projects. Our initial project is Robert Stewart Sharkwater Foundation.
Building momentum every day towards solutions.