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Chapter 11: Reforestation to enhance Appalachian mined lands as habitat for terrestrial wildlifeAuthor(s): Petra Wood; Jeff Larkin; Jeremy Mizel; Carl Zipper; Patrick Angel
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: 11-1 – 11-12.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionSurface mining is widespread throughout the Appalachian coalfields, a region with extensive forests that are rich in wildlife. Game species for hunting, nongame wildlife species, and other organisms are important contributors to sustainable and productive ecosystems. Although small breaks in the forest canopy are important to wildlife diversity, most native Appalachian wildlife species require primarily forested habitats (Wickham and others 2013). This Forest Reclamation Advisory provides guidance on reforestation practices to provide high-quality habitat for native forest wildlife on Appalachian coal mines.
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CitationWood, Petra; Larkin, Jeff; Mizel, Jeremy; Zipper, Carl; Angel, Patrick. 2017. Chapter 11: Reforestation to enhance Appalachian mined lands as habitat for terrestrial wildlife. 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: 11-1 – 11-12.
- Chapter 7: Selecting tree species for reforestation of Appalachian mined lands
- Chapter 6: Tree-compatible ground covers for reforestation and erosion control
- Chapter 10: Establishing native trees on legacy surface mines
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