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The Clarion County Forests
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewClarion County, Pennsylvania, is the setting for an Arbor Day Foundation reforestation partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Green Forests Work, the American Chestnut Foundation and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative. The Appalachian region is home to some of the most diverse temperate forest land in the world, but past mining activities have left thousands of acres devoid of trees and suffering from compacted soils.
The Clarion County Forests Needs Our HelpSpring of 2015 is a critical time, as soils that are compressed from years of mining need to be “ripped” in order to mitigate the compaction to provide better water infiltration and space for the tree root systems to flourish. A diverse selection of trees needs to be planted to provide habitat for species like white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse and wild turkey. These trees will also provide protection in a watershed that has seen acid mine drainage for many years. With your help, we can begin to make a difference in the Appalachian landscape.