SPI to grow 25 million seedlings thanks to CalFire grant

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection awarded Sierra Pacific Industries a $3 million grant to advance production of tree seedlings in California. This grant leverages SPI’s investment in the first phase of a more than $10 million state-of-the-art nursery to be built and operated by SPI in Siskiyou County. The nursery will specialize in production of native conifer seedlings for forest restoration, research, and conservation projects.

“CalFire is very pleased to be partnering with Sierra Pacific Industries to expand tree nursery production in California, especially now when reforestation is so critical for the future of our conifer forests,” said Stewart McMorrow, Staff Chief of Wildfire Resilience at CalFire. “This nursery will add much needed capacity and jobs and will serve to further our combined efforts to restore forest cover on private and public lands. We are thankful that Sierra Pacific Industries can make this a reality. “