2001 was another
breakthrough year: 250,000 trees were planted. Reforestation expanded
to include The Mazahua Indigenous community that were given 120,000
seedlings. They planted another 120,000 in 2002. Over all in 2002,
300,000 seedlings were planted.
and 2001 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent two experts to
Michoacan to observe and evaluate the La Cruz Project. One of the
members of the site evaluation team was Terri L. Jones, a Silviculturist
with the U.S. Forest Service.
is working because more and more individuals and organizations in
the United States and around the world, and the people and communities
near the Monarch Overwintering Sites support and realize the importance
of reforestation to all life. The people in the local communities
support reforestation because it will provide a future for their
children and grandchildren, restore their forests and protect their
water system. The people of the world support reforestation as a
way to help the intrepid and wondrous monarchs, who journey thousands
of miles from the U.S. and Canada to the mountains of Mexico."