The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) acts as a guardian of ecological progress
Long press qr code pay close attention to the national bureau of forestry and grassland (NPS) WeChat public official, the xinjiang production and construction corps practice of ecological civilization concept built a green barrier to being a good ecological guard on the gobi in xinjiang production and construction corps second division thirty-one regiment, p. euphratica tall in the ecological shelter forest, elaeagnus angustifolia elegant verdant, Philippine dense clumps.”I have to climb the watchtower several times a day to look at the woods, or I don’t feel safe!”In front of the Kumtag Desert and backed by the Taklimakan Desert, ranger Wang Xianhua has been here with his wife for 22 years.Over the course of more than 60 years, XPCC staff and workers have cultivated vast oaths around the Taklimakan and Gurbantunggut deserts in the gobi desert, where nothing grows.In 2021, the XPCC completed afforestation of 673,300 mu, including 95,900 mu of artificial afforestation, 392,500 mu of sand closure for afforestation, and 181,900 mu of degraded forest restoration.At present, the XPCC’s forest coverage rate has reached 19.16 percent, and its forest stock has increased to 35.11 million cubic meters.Desert becomes oasis.More than 100 regimental farms of the XPCC are located in the “three sides” zone bordering the desert, the Gobi beach and the national border. More than 60 years ago, at the turn of spring and summer, dust blocked the sky and blocked the sun.Small wind every day, half a bowl of yellow sand and half a bowl of wine.The wind blows the stones away.”Since the 1950s, XPCC staff and workers have planted trees in the Taklimakan desert, around the Gurbantunggut Desert and along the border with harsh natural environment, which has continued for more than 60 years.In March, the ice melts.In the 83rd regiment of the fifth division around, hits the tall and straight poplar, willow arched houses and farmland, the endless sand willow forest and the rolling sand sea set each other off into a scene.Less than one kilometer away from the 83rd Regiment headquarters, there was once an area of more than 2000 acres of desert.After successive generations of reclamation soldiers, the area of the desert has been shrinking year by year.Zhao Jianjun, 53, witnessed the years when people fought against sandstorms: “Houses and farmland can be buried by sandstorms at any time. We plant trees and set sandbarriers.Today, the dots of green connect into a line, converging into a film, stretching tens of kilometers.Since the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), the XPCC has steadily promoted the reform of forestry and grassland, strengthened ecological protection and restoration, and afforested the land. The total amount of green resources has continued to increase.More than 80 percent of the league farms have been networked.Five division 83 regiment high standard fixed sprinkler irrigation sand control.(Provided by Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps) Ecological Industry: Green Regiment farm enriches staff The 1707 Regiment of the 9th Division is located at the northwestern edge of Gurbantunggut Desert, with barren land and bad environment.More than 10 years ago, the regiment promoted the planting of sea-buckthorn to improve the ecological environment.At present, the planting area of seabuckthorn forest has reached more than 52,000 mu, the annual rainfall in the region has increased from less than 40 mm to more than 246 mm, and the air humidity has increased from 46% to 58%.More than 50,000 mu of sea-buckthorn forest, not only effectively cut off sand, but also bring a way to increase income.”In the early days, sea buckthorn was planted mainly for sand control.”Zhang Wei, the former head of the 17th Regiment’s forestry station, said that the group had found that sea-buckthorn fruits and leaves were of high economic value, so the regiment farm took sea-buckthorn industry as a key agricultural industry.The workers breed poultry and grow mushrooms under the sea-buckthorn forest, promote sea-buckthorn dried fruit, sea-buckthorn tea, sea-buckthorn raw pulp and other products, and gradually step on the road of industrialization development of “building sea-buckthorn base, developing sea-buckthorn industry, protecting the ecology of one party and bringing the economy of one party”.Corps management office deputy director of the bureau of agriculture and rural areas of plantation and pesticide linhua.she is introduced, the corps of environmental construction, ecological improvement and employees’ income, combined with regional economic development and utilization of soil and water, heat resource, fruit industry development characteristics, actively promote medicine, food, livestock development model Lin Lin Lin, deep processing of cultivation and the introduction of leading enterprises, on the development of all kinds of operators to forests in the economy.At present, the corps characteristic forest fruit planting area of 3 million mu.With spring coming, the gate of the Desert, a popular scenic spot of the 11th Regiment of the 1st Division, is becoming more and more popular. Sand-skating, kite flying, desert off-road and other events have attracted many tourists.Yin Shuanglong, head of the “Gate of the Desert” scenic area, said tourists can also experience sand therapy and parent-child tree planting at the scenic area.Grass pasture shelter forest.(Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps) To fulfill the mission: Strive for the Construction of the Beautiful Corps In the 12th division of the 22 22 Regiment hydropower station 5 kilometers upstream of a slope, 22 regiment thermal power company employees gao Xindong three generations, more than 40 years stick to the position of canal patrol.”At first, there were barren hills everywhere. My grandfather and father planted alba trees, ash trees, pear trees and apricot trees. Now the place is tree-lined and has been designated as part of tianshan Tianchi Tourist resort.”In Gao xindong’s eyes, his grandfather and father are the real “green”.Gao’s father, Gao Mingfu, is in his 80s and still stationed at Qushou.Like Gao Mingfu, countless older generation corps people built their homes in the tail of the limelight, the edge of the desert, the frontier line, digging the first shovel of soil, planted the first tree saplings, so that the ancient wasteland gradually had a green.In the past, afforestation was driven by the ecological crisis consciousness of preventing wind and fixing sand and conserving water and soil. Now, increasing forest and expanding green is driven by the ecological consciousness of adhering to green development.From clearing land and planting green land to building the XPCC, XPCC members are fulfilling the sacred duty of maintaining stability and guarding border areas and protecting the ecological environment.