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A Relic of the Ice Age: West Virginia's Balsam Fir

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Wild Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, a Relic of the Ice Age: West Virginia's Balsam Fir by Ray Hicks and Ken Carvell.

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2012 CASRI Year-End Report

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2012 proved to be another successful year for the growing restoration initiative. CASRI partners helped raise an additional $725,800.00 for on-the-ground projects in 2012, adding to the $162,341.00 raised since 2006. This represents the best fundraising year yet. CASRI partners planted 34,275 seedlings and recruited over 2,175 volunteer hours. Acres planted totaled roughly 206 for 2012, adding to the over 715 acres planted since 2006. Over 160 acres of red spruce were released from the understory by commercial and non-commercial cuttings.

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2011 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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Barton's Bench Ecological Restoration Project Update

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Barton's Bench is an old strip mine site reclaimed in the 1970s and later acquired by the Forest Service. It is up on Cheat Mountain in the Shaver's Fork drainage. The Highlands Conservancy has been very engaged in this project from conception to implementation. This report details all the work that was completed in fiscal year 2011. In a nutshell, we planted over 20,000 seedlings, built 135 wetlands, treated 15 acres of spotted knapweed, entered into an agreement with Canaan Valley Institute to decommission approximately 8,000 feet of old roads, restore approximately 600 feet of unstable stream, and restore or create an additional 2-3 wetlands within floodplain of the stream (next summer), and we used the DEP's funding to leverage over a $100,000 of matching contributions.

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Corridors Volume 1, Issue 1

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Planting a red spruce seedling.Announcing Corridors, a semi-annual publication highlighting some of our on the ground work related to restoration.  With the help of so many people it has been a very productive few years.  Please feel free to distribute.

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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 Cindy Sandeno:

Cindy Sandeno
304-636-1800 ext. 194
cmsandeno@fs.fed.us

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