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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IMPORTANCE OF THIS INITIATIVE

Trees are a good investment.

  • High quality timber can offer substantial revenue for landowners and job opportunities for local residents

            

 

Trees are environmentally important.

  • Trees minimize soil erosion
  • Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air
  • Trees provide wildlife habitat and diverse plant species
  • Trees help conserve water resources

     

Planting trees restores our forests which are important recreational areas for:

  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Camping
  • Bird watching
  • Backpacking
  • ATV riding

       

Trees are our renewable resource.

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