Once these lands are restored, this new forest will create habitat and will be recognized as bringing “ecological reconciliation” to the disturbed land within SRFN. This work will not only provide equal resource teaching that combine both Indigenous and Western engagement within the community of SRFN, but it will also more importantly provide opportunities for SRFN's people to practice traditional ceremonies and medicine gathering that will help re- establish their connections with Mother Earth. By creating and utilizing traditional foods and medicines the SRFN people will be able to continue to live off their lands and pass on the knowledge of their elders to their youth to follow in their sacred footsteps of healing and knowledge.
It is anticipated that approximately 47,480 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide will be sequestered once the trees reach maturity (based on a life cycle of 150 years). This will help contribute to Canada's 2030 Paris Agreement greenhouse gases emissions reduction target. The SRFN site borders the Swan River which is an important riparian corridor for animal travel. Through afforesting this site, animal habitat and landscape connectivity for wildlife will improve. Foresting the area will also bring improvements in water quality through reducing soil erosion and sedimentation into the Swan River which is adjacent to the currently cleared hay land. This project, will create a better quality of life for the community members of SRFN, re-establishing the landscape to live life off the lands that their ancestors cherished.
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