Bacardi Initiative Aids Idaho Reforestation
Bacardi recently partnered with American Forests to implement reforestation efforts as a part of its award-winning environmental sustainability initiative, Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future. As the nation’s largest conservation organization, American Forests has worked for over a century to restore forest landscapes in the United States and 45 other countries. The nonprofit has completed over 1,000 reforestation projects and planted nearly 50 million trees.
The cooperative effort between Bacardi and American Forests will help to restore areas of two major forests in Idaho. Through a reforestation initiative, Bacardi pledged to plant one tree for each bottle of BACARDÍ Superior, BACARDÍ Gold, or BACARDÍ Select purchased in the state.
The reforestation initiative will help to restore 139 acres in the North Zone of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, encompassing the Kalispell Creek (Priest Lake) and Skin Creek (Bonners Ferry) watersheds. In an effort to prevent wildfires, disease, and pest infestation, American Forests will plant 55,600 white pine and western larch trees throughout the zone.
Bacardi will also assist in restoring the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest from damage caused by the 2012 McGuire Fire, which burned about 52,000 acres and heavily impacted wildlife. The project will introduce 210,000 new lodgepole pine, Englemann spruce, and western larch trees on 700 acres in dire need of revitalization.