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Drones are setting down roots in Wildfire-Scarred landscape

The Verge covered CCR's efforts to rehabilitate wildfire-devasted forests using drones.

Photo credit: DroneSeed

Drones flew over a wildfire-charred landscape in British Columbia last November, dropping thousands of tree seeds on the blackened ground. The flights were part of an experimental trial to reseed First Nations forests that were lost to the monumentally destructive 2017 fire season. With drones on their side, people in the area hope that reforestation can move faster — especially as wildfires continue to worsen.

“A lot of these areas where there have been wildfires, some of these areas have burnt so hot that there’s no regeneration of seedlings,” Percy Guichon says.


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