Reforestation Projects

The White Light Group (TWLG) and its partnered groups have been working hard to develop comprehensive forest management and reforestation projects for South East Asia, Central America, South America and Africa. We promote the responsible use of forest management and provide real solutions to economic development with our Megafolia Fast Growth Tree projects to promote economic growth instead of clear cutting old growth forests.

In economically challenged, developing and third world countries forestry mismanagement, over logging, and environmental problems threaten vital forests. World population growth has placed tremendous pressure on agriculture, both on agronomic and tree crops. These growing populations need to be fed, clothed and housed. For efficient plant production, large acreages that are dedicated to cultivation of single species are virtual invitations to their parasites and pests. Changing global climates, whether initiated naturally or by intervention of man, alter the agricultural potential of vast areas and entire countries.

On a global level 150 million to 200 million acres of natural forests are lost each year due to mans encroachment on nature and the use of our natural resources for economic development. The number of acreage of natural forest is dwindling fast. Our rainforest globally have been reduced from 7 billion acres to nearly 1 billion acres today. Our natural resources are vital to our survival. Besides supplying a significant percentage of our breathable oxygen, wildlife habitats, plus a host of resources in finding cures for diseases in the form of pharmaceuticals.

Reforestation Projects are vital for the survival of the human race as well as economic survival for some countries and communities.

The Reforestation Project will Include the Following Goals:

Working with environmental agencies and local governments in establishing a comprehensive environmental analysis of the forest in the targeted countries.
Understand the declining conditions attributed to increasing stress factors on the forest including insects, disease, drought, and changing weather patterns due to global warming.
Develop local government assistance programs to educate countries on modern and alternative methods of forestry management.
Assist local governments in developing sound and environmentally aware forestry management programs that address specific problems with saving their natural resources. Develop cost-share assistance for reforestation projects with a local government and private sectors.
If logging exists as an economic staple in a country, to develop a selective cut program instead of a clear-cut program that may currently exists. Outline the need and opportunities for developing a new approach to timber sales. Countries are seeing 11 to 23 percent increases in wood exports each year.
Increase the economic and environmental benefits of public lands.
To improve the wildfire defensibility of private and public forestland.
Assist in placing 1 to 3 million no industrial private forestland acres in each country; under forest stewardship management programs to develop a land management cooperative of privately owned lands. Establish a more collaborative planning and participation by community groups to achieve mutually common objectives for forest management and community needs.

Project Development

The hiring and training of local agricultural teams to oversee and develop the program.
Assist local governments in obtaining the proper equipment needed to fight forest fires. This will consist of, but not limited to advanced and modern equipment such as fire fighting equipment, aerial water drop vehicles, etc.
The development and construction of nursery facilities and allocated public lands to start new growth/seedlings for the replanting of the primary forest species of the countries the programs are developed in.
First stage of the project will consist of planting over 90,000 seedlings on 350 acres. The total project goal is to produce over 600,000 seedlings for reforestation from project nurseries.
The total planned area under these projects is over 700,000 acres and over 3,000,000-forested acres.
Promote managing these lands in a productive and healthy condition.
Planting new growth and building a health forests in countries are not the only solution to the problem we must help countries develop alternative policies and new forestry management programs in order to save their natural resources.

TWLG is committed in saving forests around the world, without sacrificing economic development in third world countries. By applying new technologies in tree cloning and advanced technologies in agriculture we can increase productivity well over 20 percent in growing new indigenous forests anywhere in the world.