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2016 ARRI - Mined Land Reforestation Conference

"Perspectives on the FRA"

August 2-3,2016
Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, TN

The 10th annual ARRI – Mined Land Reforestation Conference will be held in Knoxville, TN August 2-3, 2016. The theme this year is “Perspectives on the FRA.” As such, we hope to gather as much industry, government, academic, and citizen input as possible. We expect to gain unique perspectives on the FRA from all involved with the initiative. All categories of topics involved with the FRA are invited to present. Each presentation requires an abstract which will be due on May 15, 2016.

Please see 2016 Call for Presentations for more information and instructions regarding presentations. More information regarding conference registration will be coming soon.

ARRI Spring Planting Schedule Announced

View 2016 Volunteer Tree Planting Schedule

New ARRI Newsletter Published

Read Volume V, Issue 9

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ARRI is an Award-winning Initiative

ARRI is proud to be the recipient of the following prestigious awards:

  • Partners in Conservation Award from the Secretary of the Interior
    • Awarded on October 18, 2012

  • Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award
    • Awarded on May 25, 2011

  • 2011 Arbor Day Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation
    • Awarded on May 10, 2011

  • Cooperative Conservation Award from the Secretary of the Interior
    • Awarded on May 9, 2007

These awards were made possible through the hard work of the ARRI Core and Science Teams and the hundreds of individuals and representatives of industry, environmental groups, academic institutions, citizen’s groups, landowners and federal, state and local government who have worked to implement the Forestry Reclamation Approach when planting trees throughout Appalachia.

Green Forests Work for Appalachia

A Green Jobs Proposal Created by the ARRI Science Team

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Operation Springboard - Rebirth of the American chestnut

ARRI and The American Chestnut Foundation [TACF] have joined forces in a partnership to combine the forestry reclamation of mine sites with restoration of the majestic American chestnut tree to its former place of dominance in the Appalachian hardwood ecosystem.


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ARRI and the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) are partnering up to re-establish habitat on previously mined land to create greater breeding grounds for declining bird species in the Appalachian Region.


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or to download and sign the SMI Signature Sheet

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Statement of Mutual Intent

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ARRI is now a proud member of the UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign

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