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Lebanon Reforestation Initiative


Titre : Lebanon Reforestation Initiative

Country : Liban

Sector : Environment and Global Climate Change

Project Timeline : 09/30/2010 - 10/01/2014

Project description
The Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI) is a nation-wide, $11.9 million reforestation program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the US Forest Service (USFS). The initiative provides technical assistance on sustainable forestry practices and wildfire control in environmentally degraded regions of Lebanon. In order to restore Lebanon’s natural forests and promote advanced reforestation practices, the USFS and its Lebanese partners are planting several hundred thousand native trees throughout the country over the next three years. USFS technical assistance to Lebanon focuses on improving the quality of native tree seedlings, outplanting and forest mapping techniques, wildfire prevention and response, and forestry and wildfire education. LRI is working closely with native tree nurseries and local municipalities for planting sites throughout Lebanon. LRI is creating advanced maps to assist outplanting experts in reforestation site selection, site planning, monitoring and reporting. The LRI team is also collecting and classifying forest inventory data with the objective of creating a detailed online database with dynamic mapping capability, which will aid future reforestation efforts. LRI works closely with local partners to develop effective response strategies that can be developed country-wide

Total obligation : $12,692,009

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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