Year of Project: 2007
Trees Planted:9,500

Home to a globally rare natural community of conifer-hardwood seepage swamp forest, Canaan Valley is the most important wetland complex in the state and part of the U.S. … Read More

Conifer-hardwood Seepage Swamp and Upland Forest Restoration

Year Planted: 2007

Trees Planted: 9,500
Location: West Virginia

Home to a globally rare natural community of conifer-hardwood seepage swamp forest, Canaan Valley is the most important wetland complex in the state and part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Priority wetlands Conservation Plan. The Department of Interior recognizes it as a National Natural Landmark. Through tree planting, habitat will be provided for at-risk species like the Cheat Mountain salamander, found only in West Virginia; the West Virginia northern flying squirrel, the northern goshawk, and the saw-whet owl. Conifer-hardwood seepage swamp and upland forest area on a private tract will be restored to historical levels after being saved in 2004 from development. The project has three-year funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in 2007 American Forests supported the planting of 500 Canaan balsam fir and 9,000 red spruce. The trees were planted by The Nature Conservancy and community volunteers.


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Conifer-hardwood Seepage Swamp and Upland Forest Restoration

Year Planted: 2007
Trees Planted: 9,500
Location: West Virginia

Home to a globally rare natural community of conifer-hardwood seepage swamp forest, Canaan Valley is the most important wetland complex in the state and part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Priority wetlands Conservation Plan. The Department of Interior recognizes it as a National Natural Landmark. Through tree planting, habitat will be provided for at-risk species like the Cheat Mountain salamander, found only in West Virginia; the West Virginia northern flying squirrel, the northern goshawk, and the saw-whet owl. Conifer-hardwood seepage swamp and upland forest area on a private tract will be restored to historical levels after being saved in 2004 from development. The project has three-year funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in 2007 American Forests supported the planting of 500 Canaan balsam fir and 9,000 red spruce. The trees were planted by The Nature Conservancy and community volunteers.



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