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2011 CASRI Year-End Report

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2011 proved to be another successful year for the growing restoration initiative. CASRI partners helped raise an additional $16,547.00 for on-the-ground projects in 2011, adding to the $145,794.00 raised since 2006. CASRI partners planted 56,100 seedlings, received $36,230.00 in in-kind services, and recruited over 2,175 volunteer hours. Acres planted totaled 165 acres for 2011, adding to the over 550 acres planted since 2006. Over 160 acres of red spruce were released from the understory by commercial and non-commercial cuttings. Over 1,400 acres of potential spruce habitat were protected through land protection projects and conservation easements.

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Who are we?

This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

Contact Us

For more information, and volunteer opportunities, please contact :

Kristin Stockton

AFHA AmeriCorps Member

Monongahela National Forest

200 Sycamore StreetElkins, WV 26241

P: 304-636-1800 x224