OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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APPALACHIAN REGIONAL REFORESTATION INITIATIVE


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SPOTLIGHT


The 2021 ARRI Conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back with us about the 2022 ARRI Conference.


Please see the flyer on the cancellation of the 2020 ARRI Conference.


Are you interested in attending an
ARRI tree planting event this spring?

Events will be taking place across western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

For more information or to find an event near you email Jacob Levine.

View the 2021 Legacy Site Tree Planting Schedule here


Forest Reclamation Advisories

ARRI's Science Team published the Forest Reclamation Advisory No. 18 titled, "Establishing Small Tree and Shrub Species on Mined Lands Using the Forestry Reclamation Approach"

Read more of ARRI's Publications.


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.


Join the ARRI Team!

Click on the images below to read the ARRI Statement of Mutual Intent
or to download and sign the SMI Signature Sheet.

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Learn more about the ARRI
Statement of Mutual Intent

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