April 27 2023 Blog Environment
There are places on Coal Creek that include abandoned coal strip mines and developed areas. The mined areas are highly degraded and could be candidates for experimental reintroduction trials of hybrid American chestnut trees. By restoring degraded lands to native forest types, mined land plantings meet multiple objectives. These plantings not only improve wildlife habitat and decrease forest fragmentation but also result in improved air and water quality, increased carbon sequestration, invasive exotic species suppression, and have economic benefits. The developed areas are living spaces (with great views) so, maybe disturbed, but also for family and friends.