Our Conservation Effort
All Jeep enthusiasts love the outdoors and we at Gladiator Gear Co. want to help preserve nature in all its beauty. That's why we've partnered with One Tree Planted; a nonprofit dedicated to reforestation efforts.
A portion of every sale on gladiatorgearco.com goes to support reforestation efforts in Colorado.
Colorado’s high-country watersheds supply fresh water to 19 US states and Mexico, According to One Tree Planted. The same forests impacted by insects, disease and wildfire provide sustainable water supplies. Planting trees here will help to protect this critical resource, reforest areas burned by wildfires, enhance wildlife habitat, and reduce soil erosion. Our amazing reforestation partners work with land managers and private landowners to accomplish effective forestry practices and reduce the risk of severe wildfire and post-fire flooding.
According to One Tree Planted, over the past 30 years, Colorado’s climate has become 2°F warmer, and this trend is already having impacts. The top 10 largest fires in Colorado history have all occurred since 2002. Warmer and drier conditions have contributed to the largest bark beetle outbreaks in the state’s recorded history. Spruce beetle outbreaks have affected 1.7 million acres, and nearly 3.4 millioncumulative acres have been impacted by Mountain Pine beetle.Healthy forests are one of the best defenses against threats associated with a changing climate. Colorado's forests play a critical role in our ability to deal with climate change, because trees in healthy forests store and absorb carbon that might otherwise end up in the atmosphere. Young and vigorously growing forests absorb the most carbon dioxide, while dead or burned trees release this greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere. Planting trees helps stabilize our climate, as well as ensuring our beautiful forests can be enjoyed for generations to come!