Pledge by DroneSeed
Double nursery production capacity and increase seed supply
Supporting actions: Nursery Development, Workforce Development, Conservation Finance,
DroneSeed’s mission is to make reforestation scalable to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
To achieve this, we acquired Silvaseed nursery, a 130 year-old titan in forestry seed collection and seedling supply, and expanded it to be the largest private forestry seed supplier in the Western US. We are now a one-stop-shop of reforestation services for landowners and foresters. We offer each step in reforestation after fire, including seed, seedlings, enhanced aerial seeding, and financing through carbon credits.
Without the nursery capacity to grow trees, or the supply of the right seed to do it, we will never be able to preserve and expand forests that are in exponential decline due to fires fueled by climate change. To increase seed and nursery capacity to the scale required, we are increasing production capacity of seedlings at Silvaseed, and expanding our role as the largest private seed bank on the west coast. Over the next eight months, we plan to double production capacity, which would be enough to create hundreds of thousands of acres of reforestation per year. We will also increase the size of the seed supply needed to achieve this.
In addition to acquiring Silvaseed, we are partnering with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local contractors for necessary permitting, land access, and labor for cone collection.
Climate change is causing more fires, and as a result, we are losing forests faster than nature can regenerate them. Without human intervention to reforest, we will continue to lose millions of acres and experience worsening effects of climate change every year. We acquired Silvaseed nursery to grow many more seedlings annually, and increase critically low seed supplies as requirements to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. We are alleviating the carbon credit shortage through supplying forward-looking carbon credits under the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) model, which utilizes independent third-party verification and conservation easements.
We are scaling up reforestation to meet skyrocketing demand through acquiring Silvaseed and expanding it to become the largest private seedbank on the west coast. We will grow millions of trees per year, and finance reforestation projects through carbon credits. This will return healthy forests to landscapes devastated by wildfire, and conservation easements will ensure long-term forest management and carbon storage.