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Chapter 2: The forestry reclamation approach

Author(s):

Jim Burger
Don Graves
Patrick Angel
Vic Davis
Carl Zipper

Year:

2017

Publication type:

Book Chapter

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

In: Adams, Mary Beth, ed. The Forestry Reclamation Approach: guide to successful reforestation of mined lands. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-169. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 2-1 – 2-8.

Description

The Forestry Reclamation Approach (FRA) is a method for reclaiming coal-mined land to forest under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). The FRA is based on knowledge gained from both scientific research and experience (Fig. 2-1). The FRA can achieve cost-effective regulatory compliance for mine operators while creating productive forests that generate value for their owners and provide watershed protection, wildlife habitat, and other environmental services.

Citation

Burger, Jim; Graves, Don; Angel, Patrick; Davis, Vic; Zipper, Carl. 2017. Chapter 2: The forestry reclamation approach. In: Adams, Mary Beth, ed. The Forestry Reclamation Approach: guide to successful reforestation of mined lands. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-169. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 2-1 – 2-8.

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