'ecological reserves' has received funding for a unique pilot project to help camp fire survivors.
It's called "forest therapy" ... using immersion in nature to help people recover from trauma and restore health and wellness.
15 local mental health providers, outdoor educators and other health and wellness workers will be trained to become forest therapy guides.
And much of the therapy will occur within the 39 hundred acres of the "big chico creek ecological reserve"... less than 10 miles from chico.
It's owned and operated by the university's research foundation.
The grant... from the north valley community foundation and butte strong fund... totals nearly $50 thousand dollars, and is expected to serve more than 450 camp fire survivors to start.
## still ahead tongight....