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5,000 Acres of Woodland and Former Surface Mines Set to be Restored and Reforested

5,000 Acres of Woodland and Former Surface Mines Set to be Restored and Reforested

Appalachian Headwaters, our parent organization, has given 5,000 acres of woodland and former surface mines, as well as management responsibilities, to the West Virginia Land Trust.

“The goal is to return the mined land to the closest possible approximation of the forest that was here before the mining took place,” said Mike Becher of Appalachian Headwaters. 

"Once the blend of nursery-raised young trees is in the ground and growing on about 2,000 acres of former mine land in the preserve, it will be one of the largest, if not the largest, legacy mining reforestation site in Appalachia, according to scientists at Green Forests Work."

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