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    Author(s): Grant Davis; Walter H. Davidson
    Date: 1968
    Source: Pennsylvania Forests. Winter-Spring. 2 p.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    More than 300,000 acres have been strip-mined for coal in the Anthracite and Bituminous Regions of Pennsylvania—most of this since World War II. And an additional 10,000 to 15,000 acres are strip-mined each year. Since 1945 coal operators have been required to revegetate the areas disturbed by mining. Although the primary purpose of revegetation is to provide permanent cover for stabilization and protection, the spoil areas are also potentially good for timber and wildlife production.

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    Davis, Grant; Davidson, Walter H. 1968. Coal-mine spoil banks offer good potential for timber and wildlife production. Pennsylvania Forests. Winter-Spring. 2 p.

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