American Chestnuts & Mine Reclamation

November 17, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
American Chestnut Foundation

The American Chestnut Foundation will hold a live Chestnut Chat on American Chestnuts & Mine Reclamation on November 17th from 11:30 am to 1 pm EST

In this chat, Michael French, director of operations with Green Forests Work, will discuss mineland reclamation and its role in American chestnut restoration. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of surface mining reclamation, the reforestation of surface mines, and how the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative and Green Forests Work (GFW) are implementing techniques that expedite the establishment of healthy, diverse, native forests on former surface mines.

Additional discussion topics will include GFW’s progress, recent projects, and how the restoration of degraded lands can play a role in restoring forest types and species that have undergone declines, such as American chestnut.


To take part in this webinar, pre-register at Webinar Registration – Zoom