How to Help

Ideally, we want to fund at least two full-time arborists on Cerro Pelon. Here’s what it will cost for one worker:

Item

Per Month

Per Year

Arborist’s salary

$500 USD

$6,000 USD

Arborist’s healthcare benefits

$150 USD

$1,800 USD

Olympia R300 Rugged Waterproof Two-Way Radios 40 mile range Much of Cerro Pelon is beyond cellphone range, walkie talkies allow arborists to communicate with each other.

NA

$58 USD

Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS

Needed to map the size of the colony, mark the location of study sites for reforestation and natural regeneration, and record the location of downed trees

NA

$279 USD

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera

To document study sites for reforestation and natural regeneration, colony activity and downed trees

$279 USD

Waterproof Backpack

 

NA

$20-50 USD

Raingear

Heavy downpours are a daily occurrence during the June-October rainy season.

NA

$50 USD

Hiking Boots

NA

$60-100 USD

Horse

Cerro Pelon encompasses 8,250 acres of rugged terrain crisscrossed by narrow and steep trails. Arborists need horses to effectively cover this ground. 

NA

$750 USD

Saddles and bridles

NA

$250 USD

Horse feed and hay

$95 USD

$1,140 USD

Total:

$10, 756 USD

Donations are tax deductible both in and outside of Mexico.