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    Author(s): J.A. Burger; C.E. Zipper; P.N. Angel; N. Hall; J.G. Skousen; C.D. Barton; S. Eggerud
    Date: 2017
    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: 10-1 – 10-12.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    More than 1 million acres have been surface mined for coal in the Appalachian region. Today, much of this land is unmanaged, unproductive, and covered with nonnative plants. Establishing productive forests on such lands will aid restoration of ecosystem services provided by forests—services such as watershed protection, water quality enhancement, carbon storage, and native wildlife habitat—and will enable mined lands to produce valued products such as commercial timber.

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    Burger, J.A.; Zipper, C.E.; Angel, P.N.; Hall, N.; Skousen, J.G.; Barton, C.D.; Eggerud, S. 2017. Chapter 10: Establishing native trees on legacy surface mines. 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: 10-1 – 10-12.

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