Ten kilometers from the border with Kazakhstan, there are two ribbon pine forests, which can be seen even from space. These forests are a real oasis in the steppe. A certain microclimate is formed here, which affects the environment. For example, in winter, the forest belt accumulates snow, which slowly melts in the spring and feeds the steppe rivers and lakes with groundwater. And in summer, the forest is a natural obstacle to the dusty and sandy Asian storms. In addition to pines, birch, aspen, poplar, willow, meadowsweet, raspberry, bird cherry, as well as numerous herbs and plants included in the Red Book of Altai Territory grow in the forest. In autumn, experienced mushroom pickers fill their baskets with milk mushrooms, butter mushrooms, honey mushrooms, mushrooms here. Elk, Siberian roe deer, hare, fox, wolf, chipmunk, squirrel, lynx, badger, ermine, wild boar, muskrat, beaver and other animals and birds live in this ecosystem. In 1997 and 2000, large forest fires occurred on the territory of the forestry, affecting an area of more than 30 thousand hectares. For the last 20 years, measures have been taken in Ozero-Kuznetsovsky forestry to restore the forest. Forestry specialists succeed in gradually restoring forest plantations and reviving the lost forest belt ecosystem. We are planning to plant Scots pine seedlings here, which will return the forest to its original appearance.