Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, Mexico
Certified through 2023
About the Program
The Bayer El Tizate forest habitat project is located in the tropical state of Nayarit in Mexico. The site is approximately 48 acres. At the start of the project approximately 35 acres were native forestland located primarily on hillsides, about 6.5 were scrubland with little ecological value, and 7 acres were monoculture cultivation. The site is adjacent to a large recently deforested area. The team hopes to reforest much of the project site in order to provide habitat for wildlife, decrease erosion of the hilly landscape, and to prevent wildlife from taking crops planted in the community.
Practices and Impacts
- In order to reforest parts of the site, the team engaged with the community and researched which native trees should be planted in order to best aid wildlife. The team planted native trees in a low density pattern with plans to plant more trees after some of the more hard-to-establish species are further developed. The team also prevented the spread of invasive species and irrigated the planted trees to encourage successful establishment.
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