Seedlings of Hope

Replanting our History

Join the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund of the Central Sierra Historical Society and our partners as we further our values of Restoration, Community and Stewardship. Plantings began in Spring 2021 with stock procured from local seed banks and nurseries. 

Our seedlings are:

  • Native species, appropriate for planting in the Central Sierra Region:
    • Giant Sequoias, Incense Cedars, Live Oaks, Pines, and White Firs
  • Planted as recommended by local foresters
  • Planted locally, within the Fresno County footprint of the Creek Fire
We also need to buy or collect seeds to make more seedlings available for our forests. Growing a viable seedling takes a minimum of one year, so we must start now. Together, our history can be one of community and stewardship!

With the help of Cal Fire Nurseries and Southern California Edison, the Seedlings of Hope fundraising campaign, community members and dedicated foresters, CSRF has planted 9,335 seedlings, free of charge.

Our partners; American Forest, Mulholland Citrus, and Intermountain Nursery, are growing an additional 48,000 seedlings for planting in Fall 2021 and spring 2022 (soil conditions permitting).

Donate to Seedlings of Hope

Donate $5 and we will plant one seedling within the Fresno County forests affected by the Creek Fire.

These plantings will be done in cooperation with landowners and/or other local, state and federal organizations. One tree will be planted for every $5 donated to this Seedlings of Hope campaign. We will not deliver a tree to the donor or designated honoree or commit to planting a tree on a specific property.

If you would like a seedling planted in memory or in honor of a specific person, please note that information in the memo section below.

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Check donations can be written to Central Sierra Resiliency Fund and mailed to:
Central Sierra Resiliency Fund
P.O. Box 617
Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Please note “Seedlings of Hope” in the memo section.

Donating as a Gift? Download our printable Seedlings Of Hope Certificate!

Donating in Memory? Download our printable Seedlings of Hope Memorial Certificate

Contact us at to see how you might help foster a sense of “Central Sierra Resiliency” in our broader community.