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2008 ARRI CONFERENCE "Mined Land Reforestation"

August 5-7, 2008
LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

The 2008 Mined Land Reforestation Conference highlighted reforestation efforts in the Appalachian Region with special focus on the 5 steps of the Forestry Reclamation Approach and research findings and practices that improve reforestation success. The presentations that were given at the conference are available for download in Adobe Acrobat* Adobe PDF icon below.

If you have any questions or problems downloading the below presentations please contact the ARRI webmaster.

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2008 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

“Status of West Virginia Reforestation Efforts” PDF icon [26 pages] by Randy Huffman, Secretary - WV DEP
“OSM Update on Reforestation” Windows Media Video iconby Brent Wahlquist, Director - OSMRE
| 29.1MB | Playtime - 8 minutes 45 seconds |

“Overview of ARRI – FRA Advisory Update” PDF icon [23 pages] by Carl Zipper, ARRI Science Team | Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Environmental Science Virginia Tech

“FRA Step 1 - Suitable Rooting Medium - Research” PDF icon [48 pages] by Jeff Skousen, Professor - WVU

“FRA Step 1 - Suitable Rooting Medium - Regulations” PDF icon [47 pages] by Scott Eggerud, Forester - WVDEP

“FRA Step 1 - Suitable Rooting Medium - Practice” PDF icon [35 pages] by Mike Isabell, Manager of Environmental Affairs - Consol Energy

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"FRA Step 2 - Low and Compaction Grading - Research" PDF icon [31 pages] by Jim Burger, Garland Gray Professor of Forestry and Soil Science, Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech

“FRA Step 2 - Grading and Compaction - Regulations” PDF icon [20 pages] by Brad Edwards, Reclamation Specialist - OSM, Morgantown WV

“FRA Step 3 – Compatible Groundcovers - Research” PDF icon [24 pages] by Jennifer Franklin, Asst Professor - University of TN

“FRA Step 3 – Compatible Groundcovers - Practice” PDF icon [13 pages] by Lance E. Schultz, President & CEO HydroTech Reclamation Services Charleston, WV; Rental & Water Management Division Manager, Service Pump & Supply (SPS) Huntington, WV

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“FRA Steps 4 & 5 – Tree Species, Planting Techniques, and Future Economic Benefits” PDF icon [45 pages] by Tim Probert, Senior Scientist/Forester Marshall Miller & Associates

“FRA Step 4 – Wildlife Benefits” PDF icon [18 pages] by Christy Johnson-Hughes, US Fish & Wildlife Service, WV Field Office

“Measuring FRA Success in Appalachia” PDF icon [43 pages] by Patrick Angel, Forester - OSM, Lexington and Jim Burger, Professor of Forestry and Soil Science - VA Tech

“Brownfields: A Funding Source for Reforestation” PDF icon [15 pages] by George Carico, Director - WV Brownfield Assistance Center at Marshall University

“The American Chestnut Foundation's Breeding Program, Restoration on Minelands”PDF icon [14 pages] by F. V. Hebard, Staff Pathologist - Meadowview Research Farms American Chestnut Foundation

*Please note: These presentations were initially given in PowerPoint and have had the speakers notes removed.

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