SUGi
India

Uttarakhand, INDIA

Community Forest

Reviving a Himalayan Forest in Uttarakhand

Miyawaki Method
Habitat
Land Forest

On behalf of the community, we propose a 10,000-tree multi-layered, native forest planted on rural commons land in Village Satoli, Uttarakhand, North India.

Land rights belong to the local community. These common lands are an integral part of rural mountain life and a major source of fuel and fodder for these communities. By reviving these degraded rural commons, we can add real value to the region by securing basic livelihoods of locals and reviving native biodiversity.


Forest Maker Sheeba Sen

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Reviving a Himalayan Forest in Uttarakhand

7,000

Trees

2,000

Square Meters

32

Native Species

man stands in a clearing in a forest
Preparing the land for the Miyawaki forest in the village of Satoli in Uttarakhand, North India.
green saplings in a forest
Freshly planted saplings.

“By reviving these degraded rural commons, we can add real value to the region by securing basic livelihoods of locals and reviving native biodiversity.”

Sheeba Sen, SUGi Forest Maker

people plant saplings in a forest
men carry yellow husk
a man waters a sapling
a woman plants a sapling
Families and volunteers from the village of Satoli work to plant their community forest.
view of snowcapped mountains
A view of the Himalayan Mountains from the community forest in Satoli.
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a woman holds a sapling in her hand
a woman and children plant saplings
women carry bags of husk on their heads
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