Forest Management and Afforestation for Sand Prevention and Desertification Control in Saihanba Forest Farm in Hebei Province

China, National Forestry and Grassland Administration (2019)

Saihanba Forest Farm is located in the Bashang area in the northern part of the Weichang Manchu and Mongol Autonomous County of Chengde City, Hebei Province (283 km away from the center of Beijing), and belongs to the southern margin of the Hunshandake Sandy Land in Inner Mongolia. In 1962, the former Ministry of Forestry of China decided to establish Saihanba Forest Farm with the purpose of improving the local natural environment, blocking the Beijing Tianjin sand source, water conservation, and building the ecological barrier in the northern part of the capital. For more than half a century, several generations of Saihanba have worked hard and tirelessly to build the world's largest artificial forest farm in the plateau desert with sparse forests, serious wind, and sand storms, and cold and dry weather condition, creating a miracle, turning wasteland and sandy land into forests and oases.

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