Project Oasis YojoaProject Oasis Yojoa Yojoa-ED Mon, 2010/03/01 - 13:00
Yojoa Ecological Planners on the move
The following pages detail project "Oasis Yojoa" — The lake's most sophisticated and formidable reforestation program. This forward looking initiative starts with the planting of 200,000 indigenous hardwood trees. Without exception, all unprotected areas around the lake have suffered ecological damage due to 50+ years of neglect and exploitation. The site for our initial beautification efforts was meticulously selected. Factors that favored choosing this as our future bio-reserve include: 1) Its distinction of being one of the few areas that was not been totally purged of their majestic trees. Moreover these specimens are currently endangered and need our immediate attention to survive. 2) We enjoy delightful proximity to three of the most pristine and undiscovered National Parks in all Central America. 3) Convenient access to the main national artery connecting the nation's capital and the main commercial center at the northern coast.
A key element for project success is having all the equipment needed to build the access trails crucial to the planting, maintenance and security of the new trees; along with the caring expertise required to design these pleasing forestry trails in harmony with the natural environment.
The forestry trails that are being carefully sculptured into the landscape will serve both our extensive reforestation needs and any requirements of research facilities that will be brought in to study and help heal the land.
Photos are part of the "Eye of Zack Clark" collection which is wholly assigned to the Creative Commons Public Domain.
Project Oasis - Heavy EquipmentProject Oasis - Heavy Equipment Yojoa-ED Mon, 2010/03/01 - 16:52
The right stuff for maintaining the most desirable area of Lake YojoaThe right stuff for maintaining the most desirable area of Lake Yojoa Yojoa-ED Mon, 2010/03/01 - 17:35
Knowing the land first handKnowing the land first hand Yojoa-ED Mon, 2010/03/01 - 18:09
Oasis Yojoa - Joys of NatureOasis Yojoa - Joys of Nature Yojoa-ED Mon, 2010/03/01 - 18:41
Maintaining & enhancing natural resourcesMaintaining & enhancing natural resources Yojoa-ED Tue, 2010/03/02 - 04:57
Land offer to research institutionsLand offer to research institutions Yojoa-ED Tue, 2010/03/02 - 06:03
Lake Yojoa reforestation effortLake Yojoa reforestation effort Yojoa-ED Tue, 2010/03/02 - 06:58
Oasis Yojoa is the leading Lake Yojoa reforestation project. After several years of study and experiment the Oasis Yojoa group has fashioned a innovative strategy to plant well over 200,000 indigenous hardwood trees in the endangered areas overlooked by Cerro Azul Meambar National Park before 2010. Moreover, a record number of such tree plantings is only part of the story for this pioneering effort. In contrast to the timber farms that alter the terrain and environment with the simple objective of maximum short-term yield; Oasis Yojoa preserves the natural landscape with an aspiration to restore the land to its magnificent pristine past. An important success indicator will be the renewed proliferation of wildlife. Consequently due attention is payed to critical details such as 1) selecting the optimal mix of plants for an area, 2) timing of the planting, 3) care & maintenance, plus 4) protection from pest & poachers. All this requires an infrastructure of well planned forestry trails that naturally blend into and compliment the existing terrain. Oasis Yojoa is particularly well equipped to handle this prerequisite and has already satisfied a significant portion of this requirement.
The first thousand seedlings have matured sufficiently (plus the rains have now arrived) for planting in the initial restoration areas. By this Christmas, 20,000 new healthy young trees will be in the ground. By May, Oasis Yojoa will have their own nursery (agricultura vivero) ready for growing saplings from seeds. This nursery will be sized to produce 10-15,000 new trees per month.
Oasis Reforestation Photo Set 1Oasis Reforestation Photo Set 1 Yojoa-ED Thu, 2010/03/04 - 07:58
Tree Story - Royal Palms
August 10, 2007: Reference Photo
September 26, 2007: Second Source for Royal Palm Sprouts
Owner of Royal Palm in above Photo
Tree owner's bull
October 09: multiple trees per bag look OK
October 24: extended photo study
Study of tree individually re-bagged
Study of multiple trees as originally bagged
Trees in front of water pila
Trees at NE corner of porch
View to north
Trees from seeds
Trees from seeds - close-up
November 2: make-shift fence & got more trees
Trying to protect trees from rabbits
Closer Photo to seee rabbit damage