A journey of discovery

The Timeline of 106 Reforestation

  • 2007

    Mike started clearing conifer trees on Range Valley Ranch by hand. This slow difficult work, and Mike starts the journey of what would become 106 Reforestation.

  • 2010

    The arrival of the mechanical age. Mike and Boston in one of his first Dozers.

  • 2011

    Mow em' down. Aspen Regeneration discovery. 

  • 2015

    Wildlife begin consistently returning to the ranch.

  • 2019

    A Shit ton of Equipment

  • 2020

    Yellow Dozers and Red Rollers 

  • 2021

    World Domination

Why the name 106?

106 Reforestation is dedicated to the 106 acres of Pando, the Trembling Giant

One of the world’s oldest and most massive living organisms is a grove of quaking aspens in the Fish Lake National Forest in Utah. When the Pando Clone was discovered, scientists named it with a Latin word that means “I spread.” An aspen clone starts with a single seed and spreads by sending up new shoots from the expanding root system. These shoots become trees that are genetically identical.


Pando is located about one mile southwest of Fish Lake on State Highway 25, and is believed to be the largest organism ever found at nearly 13 million pounds. The clone spreads over 106 acres, consisting of over 50,000 individual trees.

Aspen Restoration

The decline of aspens in the western states and the
restoration work being done by 106 Reforestation in Utah

This video explains the benefits of aspens and explains some of the work to restore declining aspens in the west.

Watch this short video to learn more about the decline, and restoration of Aspens in the west.

Our Priorities

  • Fire Mitigation
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Resource Protection
  • Aspen Regeneration
  • Wildland Recreation
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