One Camper, One Tree
How YOU Make a Difference by Attending iD Tech
Here at iD, we bleed green. iD green. We’re devoted to teaching students STEM skills, helping them find their niche, and creating awesome summer memories. But we’re also devoted to another kind of green—the environment. Since our mission is to prepare students for the future, we also want to prepare the future for our students. And what kind of a future isn’t green?
That’s why we give back to our communities and the environment by partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one tree for every camper who attends our programs. It’s pretty simple—we donate one dollar to the Arbor Day Foundation for each student, and in turn, a tree gets planted. One Camper One Tree. Our ultimate goal? We want to plant 1 million trees. We’re on our way.
We’ve sown the seeds for over 155,000 trees since the inception of the program, and expect to plant nearly 50,000 trees in 2016 alone. We’ll continue the initiative as long as we’re in business.
Creating Real, Measurable Change
Modoc National Forest, California
The Barry Point Fire of 2012 burned 16,587 acres of the Modoc National Forest, killing 75% of the tree population. By planting native Ponderosa Pine, the Arbor Day Foundation was able to reestablish forest cover within the burn scar that could otherwise have taken decades to recover on its own. Due to their efforts, local wildlife habitats and water quality also improved. Today, 1,900 acres of the Devils’ Garden Ranger District are now full of healthy trees.
Lassen National Forest, California
In 2012, the Reading Fire began in Lassen Volcanic National Park and burned across 11,000 acres of federal lands, destroying valuable wildlife habitat and badly damaging the local watershed. The goal of the tree planting crew was to restore the affected areas while providing numerous benefits such as wildlife habitat, soil stabilization, clean water, healthy species diversity, and improved wildfire resilience. Within just 10 days of the tree planting crew’s visit, over 90,000 Ponderosa Pine, Jeffery Pine, Sugar Pine, Incense Cedar, and Douglas Fir trees covered the massive burn scar.
Los Padres National Forest, California
In 2006, the Derby Fire burned a total of 163,908 acres on Los Padres. Immediately, the forest service put together a plan to reforest more than 17,000 acres of land that was considered high severity. The 2013 Zaca and Day Fire restoration began in late March. Over six weeks, over 180,000 Ponderosa, Sugar, and Jeffrey Pine trees were planted by a crew of 12-14 people. Without the help from partners, friends, and donors, these areas would likely not have recovered.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California
The 700-acre project was burned by both the 2007 Wallow Fire and the 2012 Stafford Fire. Many areas burned with high severity, leaving little to no seed source behind for future regeneration. The goal of the 2013 planting effort was to plant 92,700 Ponderosa Pine, Incense Cedar, Sugar Pine, and Douglas Fir trees.
Bayfield County Forest, Wisconsin
This area is being reforested due to insect issues and clear-cutting. The trees are helping to reestablish the area, while providing a habitat for the Kirtland’s Warbler, a local endangered bird.
How can you help? Attend camp this summer and learn something AWESOME. We’ll plant a tree for you.