Reforestation and Landscape Restoration Project Fazenda Titton

The project is located in the Southern part of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. In this subtropical region dominated by cattle ranching, the project stands out as a biodiversity hotspot. In collaboration with local communities and landowners, the project restores degraded land used for cattle into native biodiverse forest. Building up from previously degraded pasture land, we recover the ecosystem by building a biodiverse forest with indigenous trees. At the same time, carbon is stored on a large scale and value is created for the environment and local community.

  • Native species are used to create a mixed biodiverse forest.
  • Commercial species are included to produce high value-added timber after the project’s lifetime, offering security for the landowner and safeguards the benefits of the project.
  • All seedlings are sourced from local nurseries and planted manually at a density of around 1000 plants/ha. More than 50 different species are divided into plots and rows.

Impact made so far in Fazenda Titton:

  • 394 hectares under sustainable management
  • 1.047 hectares restored
  • 394.000 trees planted

  • 30+ native tree species planted
  • 200.000 ton CO2 sequestration

  • 800 local working days created

Environmental Impact

Reforestation projects actively clean the atmosphere from excess CO2, cooling down the planet. They also increase the provision of important ecosystem services such as those related to water flow regulation and soil erosion control. We plant a wide array of native species and create a habitat for wildlife above and underground.

Social Impact

We exchange knowledge with the local community about e.g. reforestation, climate change, and agroforestry. The project partners with Universities, NGOs, companies and other enthusiasts to create a movement of land restoration in the area. Students visit our project to learn about alternative land use models and conduct fieldwork!

Economic Impact

The project creates seasonal and perpetual work for the local communities and brings resilience to their income and environment. All materials and seedlings are sourced from local partners and restoration initiatives, stimulating the local restoration market.