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Reforestation of Mined Land in the Northeastern and North-Central U.S.

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This paper reviews the state of the art of surface mine reclamation for forestry in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Legislative constraints, socioeconomic issues, factors limiting the success of reforestation efforts, post-mining land-use trends, species options, and establishment techniques are discussed. Sources of assistance to landowners or managers are given and major publications on reclamation methods are cited. Information provided in the paper also applies to coal mining states adjacent to those listed above. Citation: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, April 1984 NJ 1:7-12.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Meadowlark Farms, Amax Inc., P.O. Box 351, Sullivan, IN 47882

Publication date: 1984-04-01

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