2013 proved to be an extremely productive and fruitful year for CASRI, both in terms of funding and on-the-ground restoration work completed. In 2013, CASRI partners raised over 1.2 million dollars for land conservation purchases and restoration projects, adding to the $888,141 raised in prior years. A total of 62,780 red spruce seedlings and 9331 native plants were planted on over 374 acres. This adds to the 921 acres planted by CASRI partners in the past six years. Moreover, an additional 199 acres of red spruce were selectively released from the understory in hardwooddominated stands.