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__________________________ FOREST RECLAMATION ADVISORIES __________________________ FORESTRY RECLAMATION APPROACH __________________________
__________________________ MINED LAND REFORESTATION CONFERENCES __________________________ PLANTING TREES ON LEGACY MINES __________________________ REFORESTATION AWARDS __________________________ REFORESTATION RESEARCH __________________________ STATE AND PRIVATE NURSERIES __________________________ STATEMENT OF MUTUAL INTENT





News Articles - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

MAY 2009> Dominion planting good will with trees for students [May 28, 2009]
Miscanthus for biofuels sprouts up in Kentucky
HTML  PDF [May 22, 2009]
American chestnut seedlings test blight resistance HTML  PDF [May 18, 2009]
BARK group receives award
HTML [May 18, 2009]
Emerald Ash borer and Mountaintop reclamation
HTML [May 10, 2009]
Sourwood, An experiment in Apiforestation HTML [Spring 2009, KEEC Land, Air and Water]
Students reclaim coal land
HTML Video [May 7, 2009]
Replanting coal lands HTML  Word [May 2, 2009]

APRIL 2009
Coal land to transform into hardwood forest HTML |Video [April 29, 2009]
The Forestry Reclamation Approach in Appalachia HTML [Canadian Reclamation, April 2009]
LWF Forum shows ways to shrink carbon Big Foot HTML | PDF [April 24, 2009]
International Coal Group Celebrates Arbor Day with Webster County Students [April 23, 2009]
Steps toward a greener world HTML [April 23, 2009]
Growing a forest: Volunteers plant up to 3,000 trees HTML [April 20, 2009]
Volunteers digging into county reforestation efforts HTML [April 19, 2009]
Efforts to reforest Appalachia praised  [April 19, 2009]
Students plant seeds of reclamation HTML [April 16, 2009]
Earth Policy Institute: Protecting and restoring forests [April 14, 2009]
Company honored for mine land reclamation  HTML [April 14, 2009]
Mining area is seeing green HTML [April 13, 2008]
Restoring Jockey Hollow: Mined area getting new life  PDF [April 13, 2009]
Planting chestnuts on mine land fights blight HTML| PDF [April 12, 2009]
Hundreds of 6th graders plant trees for Arbor Day  PDF [April 9, 2009]
Eliminating our carbon footprint one tree at a time HTML | PDF [April 7, 2009]
American chestnut trees planted on National Forest in Ohio HTML [April 6, 2009]
Tree planting on tap today HTML |  PDF [April 3, 3009]
1000 trees to be planted at a strip mine HTML [April 3, 2009]
Woodlands award recognizes best in Mine Land Reclamation PDF [Forestry Source - April 2009]

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MARCH 2009
AEP and Fiserv team up to save customers money and plant trees HTML [March 30, 2009]
Cleaning up Big Coal's Mess, Initiative seeks to reforest Appalachia's mine-scalped mountain tops
PDF [March 29, 2009]
VA, KY-sixth graders to plant trees on mined lands HTML [March 29, 2009]
Reforestation of US mountaintop mine sites gets UN endorsement  PDF [March 28, 2009]
Volunteers to plant trees in Tennessee's Cumberland Mountains for pre-Arbor Day celebration [March 27, 2009]
Reforesting former Appalachian mining sites HTML [March 27, 2009]
United Nations lauds effort to revitalize region's Mountains PDF [March 27, 2009]
UN lauds effort to reforest Appalachia's mountains HTML| PDF [March 27, 2009]
Old mine site gets 4000 trees. Coal companies embrace plan to reforest [March 25, 2009]
Group promotes mine land reforestation PDF | Word [March 20, 2009]
Old mine site getting new lease on life PDF  [March 13, 2009]
Boone County tree planting project ramping up HTML | PDF [March 12, 2009]
Project fosters unlikely alliance PDF | Word [March 6, 2009]
Tree Planting project has threefold purpose HTML | Word | PDF [March 5, 2009]
Volunteers to plant 800 trees PDF |HTML [March 3, 2009]

New chestnut trees may reclaim forests HTML [February 23, 2009]
International Coal Group Operations Receive Six Safety and Reclamation Awards HTML [February 23, 2009]

100 urged to plant a tree, or 10 HTML| PDF [January 19, 2009]

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38 million trees destined for Appalachia Internet Explorer iconHTML | PDF icon PDF [December 16, 2008]
OSM News Release - American Chestnut tree returns to New York City in time for the Holidays  [December 11, 2008]
Restoring forests in West Virginia's high country Internet Explorer iconHTML |PDF [December 8,2008]
Reclamation Successes - New Approach to surface mine reclamation is for the birds [Virginia Mining Journal - December 2008]

Groundbreaking in the snow for new chestnut Research Lab Internet Explorer iconHTML | PDF icon PDF [November 22, 2008]

American chestnuts will be planted on reclamation sites PDF icon PDF [October 22, 2008]
OSM News Release - TACF and OSM to sign historic partnership agreement [October 21, 2008]

3 WV sites receive coal mining reclamation awards Internet Explorer iconHTML |PDF icon PDF [September 27, 2008]
Second grant goes for mine reclamation Internet Explorer iconHTML|PDF icon PDF [September 25, 2008]
VA leaders visit reclaimed surface mine sites Internet Explorer iconHTML|PDF icon PDF [September 13, 2008]

Appalachian Fuels, LLC wins 2007 Excellence in Forestry Reclamation Award |PDF icon PDF [August 6, 2008]

JULY 2008
Interagency Study Examines Impacts of Mine Spoils on Reforestation Efforts
Internet Explorer iconHTML [July 2008, Technology News & Trends Newsletter]

JUNE 2008
Chestnut trees that once dominated region being given second chance Microsoft Word icon Word Internet Explorer iconHTML [June 22, 2008]

MAY 2008
Clay County Mine Honored for Reforestation Effort Microsoft Word icon Word [May 26, 2008]
KYDNR, ARRI Arbor Day Celebration
Internet Explorer iconHTML [May 9, 2008]
After years of painstaking research chestnuts finally ready to plant
Internet Explorer iconHTML | PDF [May 8, 2008]
Reclaiming the Earth: Students learn how to stop erosion Microsoft Word icon Word | PDF icon PDF | HTML [May 2, 2008]

APRIL 2008
Forestry initiative plants threatened chestnuts on stripped land
PDF icon
PDF | HTML [April 24, 2008]

Wins for land and limbs, Chestnut the perfect fit for reclaimed mine land
HTML [April 22, 2008]

ODNR/OSM go nuts for Arbor Day
Microsoft Word icon Word [April 11-12, 2008]

Arbor Day on Tri-Star Mine
HTML [April 10, 2008]

Conservationists Hope to Turn Abandoned Mining Lands into Bird Havens
Microsoft Word icon Word
| HTML [April 9, 2008]
Chestnut trees take root in strip mining area
Microsoft Word icon Word | HTML [April 6, 2008]

DMME News Release - Students celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees on mined land
PDF icon
[April 4, 2008]

VA's Arbor Day Celebration held on pilot carbon sequestration project site, DOI Secretary in attendance
Microsoft Word icon Word [April 4, 2008]

Indiana AML Program Increasing Reforestation
Microsoft Word icon Word [Spring 2008]

March 2008
Chestnuts used to restore strip mines Microsoft Word icon Word [March 31, 2008]
Ambitious project is an environment 'twofer', Tree driven nearly to extinction is back and poised to heal strip mine
PDF icon PDF | HTML [March 30, 2008]
Forest to Reclaimed Mine Land Use Change Leads to Altered Ecosystem Structure and Function
PDF icon PDF | HTML [March 25, 2008]
Ruffed Grouse to join others during Arbor Day celebration
Microsoft Word icon Word | HTML [March 18, 2008]
Partnership seeks to reforest former surface mines
Microsoft Word icon Word | HTML [March 18, 2008]
Project aims to hone planting method for chestnuts on mine site Microsoft Word icon Word | HTML [March 15, 2008]
Restoring forests at mines takes root Microsoft Word icon Word | HTML [March 10, 2008]

Cravat Coal honored for pilot program | HTML [January 7, 2008]
New Rule Increases Plant Diversity on Reclaimed Lands | HTML [January 5, 2008]

- Dr. Donald Graves, retired chair UK Department of Forestry, receives 2007 Environmental Leadership Award in Lexington (October 2, 2007)

- Seeing the forest and the Trees: UK Board must reassure public about logging experiment's worth (September 30, 2007)
DOI logo DOI News Release - Coal Operators Recognized for Outstanding Reclamation: including 2 sites with American chestnut plots (September 18, 2007)
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EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN CENTRAL EUROPE [EIECE] - Czech-English abstract that was published for the EIECE 2007 conference (September 12-14, 2007)

Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut (August 22, 2007)
- Mine sites to become verdant stands of hardwood (August 10, 2007)
- A new method for reforesting strip mines is being touted in Southwest Virginia (August 9, 2007)
- Chestnut tree poised for comeback (August 7, 2007)

JULY 2007
- Editorial: Remarkable salvation of an American treasure (July 31, 2007)

- Chinese cousin helps American chestnut tree return (July 27, 2007)
- Threatened Chestnuts now spreading again (July 26, 2007)
DOI logo DOI News Release - Planting Hope: Kempthorne Dedicates American Chestnut, Underscores Partnership (July 26, 2007)

JUNE 2007
DOI logo DOI News Release - Secretary Kempthorne Spotlights American chestnut (July 24, 2007)
- Trees need to stretch their toes (June 27, 2007)
- Forestry Reclamation Approach Takes Front Seat (June 21, 2007)
- Coal Company Gives back to Eastern Kentucky (June 1, 2007)

MAY 2007
OSM seal New ARRI Core Team Member - Dave Hamilton (May 2007) 
PDF icon KY Middle School Students plant Chestnut trees at reclaimed mine site (May 11, 2007)
DOI logo DOI News Release - Secretary Kempthorne recognizes Interior Employees at 64th Honors Convocation (May 9, 2007)
- Students plant American Chestnut in mine site (May 9, 2007)
Reclaimed mine site will nurture American Chestnut trees (May 8, 2007)
Microsoft Word icon Planting a comeback, The American Chestnut (May 8, 2007)
- Restoring the American Chestnut: After years of research foresters are planting blight-resistant seedlings (May 8, 2007)
Microsoft Word icon New York Times Op-ed on ARRI, A Beautiful Mine, by Erik Reece (May 5, 2007)
PDF icon BARK Project takes root (May 2, 2007)
PDF icon Reclamation at Jockey Hollow, OH Arbor Day (May 1, 2007)

APRIL 2007
PDF icon International Coal Group plays host to Glade Students on Arbor Day (April, 27, 2007)
PDF icon WV Glade sixth graders help reclaim mine site on Arbor Day (April 27, 2007)
PDF icon Woodlands abuzz on Arbor Day (April 27, 2007)
- Alpha Natural Resources' Paramont Subsidiary Wins Top VA Mine Reclamation Award (April 17, 2007)
Microsoft Word icon Students Plant 2000 trees for Arbor Day (April 17, 2007)
PDF icon Commonwealth VA. News Release - Students Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting trees on Mined Land (April 13, 2007)
PDF icon Arbor Awareness (April 12, 2007)
PDF icon ARRI, Georges Creek Watershed, MDE Bureau of Mines Host Tree-planting Event (April 11, 2007)
PDF icon Arbor Day Seeded at Coal Mining Sites Tree-planting (April 11, 2007)
PDF icon OHIO Citizens Group, Barnesville Area Reforestation Kommittee (BARK), making reclamation history (April 9, 2007)
- OU Students Volunteer to help save endangered tree (April 5, 2007)
Microsoft Word icon With lofty hopes Ohio Univ. Team plants 1200 Super-Chestnuts (April 1, 2007)
- Planters hope Chestnut forests take hold (April 1, 2007)

MARCH 2007
Microsoft Word icon Planting seeks to revive chestnut's place in Ohio (March 31, 2007)
- Can chestnut trees reclaim strip mine? (March 30, 2007)
- COMPASS: Issue 8, Greening At the Seams  (March 2007)
PDF icon Vic Davis wins Forest Conservationist of the Year Award (March 21, 2007)
PDF icon High School Students Plant Tree, Gain Knowledge, TN (March 19, 2007)
OSM seal OSM News Release - New rule promotes better tree growth on previously forested areas (March 2, 2007)
PDF icon TN Federal Register Notice 30 CFR Part 942 - Federal Regulatory Program: Final Rule (March 2, 2007)

JANUARY 2007 PDF icon State Wildlife Agencies get boost from Ruffed Grouse Society (January 12, 2007)

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 - Water Management Administration Joins other Agencies in Reforestation Demonstration Project (December 2006)
 - OH DNR News Release - Award Winners recognized at Sixth Annual Applied Research Conference (December 2006)
OSM seal OSM helps American Chestnut Reclaim Forest Throne - People Land and Water article (November 2006)
- Bringing Back a Mountain (November 2006)
OSM seal New Rule Increases Plant Diversity on Reclaimed Lands (November 2006)
PDF icon News in Brief (Fall 2006)
Microsoft Word icon Mined Land Reforestation Workshops held in Ohio (October 2006)
Microsoft Word icon Sigmond Coal Company receives Excellence in Reforestation Award (September 2006)
 - UK Joins other partners in Arbor Day Celebration (May 2006)
Microsoft Word icon VA DMME News Release - Paramont Coal's Black Bear #1 Surface mine wins National, Regional recognition for Reclamation, Reforestation efforts (May 2006)
Secretary Helps Plant Native Forest; Issues Awards to Local Coal Firms (May 2006)
 - Arbor Day 2006 - Representatives from the Maryland Bureau of Mines, ARRI, along with members of the Maryland Land Reclamation Committee...(April 2006)
Microsoft Word icon Klondike Tree Planting Reclamation - Students mark Arbor Day with new trees (April 2006) 
Microsoft Word icon Reforestation Award presented to Apogee Coal (March 2006)
PDF icon UK Article on Reforestation of Surface Mined Lands in Kentucky (2006)

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