On November 8, 2018, the town of Paradise, California was destroyed by a massive fire. Apparently started by power lines, killing over 80 people and destroying almost 14,000 homes, over 7500 structures, more than 100,000 acres, 50,000+ displaced, many out of a job, and countless lives destroyed, this was California’s most disastrous fire. Nearly the entire town of Paradise has been completely wiped out. The recovery process will take years, but the work has already started.
In these times of extreme darkness, its our chance to shine the light of hope. Every problem has a more creative solution and now is the time to act.
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About The Camp Fire Restoration Project
Joyfully cultivating harmony with humanity through nature.
To demonstrate regenerative community, inspiring our new human story.
The goal of The Camp Fire Restoration Project is to support landowners and private and public agencies in environmental and community restoration in the areas affected by the devastating Camp and North Complex/Bear Fires in Butte County, California.
SECURE SEVERAL STAGING AND TRAINING AREAS
To secure several staging and training areas for restoration material deployment; wattles, straw bales, wood chips, seed, and biochar, compost, mushroom spawn, plants, trees, etc. The idea is that the sites will serve as a transfer station and place to train homeowners and other groups on how to use and deploy these materials to aid in the ecological recovery of the fire damaged areas.
OFFER EDUCATION AND TRAINING
We will bring in experts in areas of ecological restoration, Permaculture, Natural Building, Regenerative land and Ag Practices to educate the citizens and public officials in both a hands-on and classroom settings and at demonstration sites for models and technologies that simultaneously benefits both humans and natural systems.
Establish an Ecological Restoration Camp
At least one of these demonstration sites will be the home base and community building site for locals who lost both their homes and livelihoods in the fire. Training in the restoration and rebuilding process will be offered to make the participants able to be hired to do the ecological restoration work in the area. This will offer a way to help people get back on their feet while helping heal the land and their spirit.
Influence local ordinances
We hope from showing practical, well-working models, backed up by data, and science that community members and local governments will adopt some of these regenerative models.
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“I think one of our greatest mistakes is seeing ourselves separate from nature and that nature is somewhere “out there.” Unfortunately, it is events like the Camp Fire that remind us this is not the case. It is time to fit ourselves back into nature appropriately.”