Year of Project: 1997
Trees Planted:32,375

This project involved the restoration of marginal farm land that in the past was used for agricultural row crop production. This site was farmed wetlands that were subje… Read More

Sloughs Wildlife Management Area

Year Planted: 1997

Trees Planted: 32,375
Location: Kentucky

This project involved the restoration of marginal farm land that in the past was used for agricultural row crop production. This site was farmed wetlands that were subject to frequent floodings, which reduced the crop production potential. American Forests, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, planted 32,375 mixed bottomland hardwood species on eleven plots totaling 64 acres. Seedlings were produced from locally collected seed in cooperation with 12 school groups. This planting will provide additional habitat as bottomland hardwood forest, wildlife corridors, riparian zones, and wetland buffer zones. Reforestation of this area is expected to benefit Indiana bats, Copper bellied water snakes, American Bald Eagles, swamp rabbits, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and neo-tropical migrants. The area will also be available for recreation.


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Sloughs Wildlife Management Area

Year Planted: 1997
Trees Planted: 32,375
Location: Kentucky

This project involved the restoration of marginal farm land that in the past was used for agricultural row crop production. This site was farmed wetlands that were subject to frequent floodings, which reduced the crop production potential. American Forests, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, planted 32,375 mixed bottomland hardwood species on eleven plots totaling 64 acres. Seedlings were produced from locally collected seed in cooperation with 12 school groups. This planting will provide additional habitat as bottomland hardwood forest, wildlife corridors, riparian zones, and wetland buffer zones. Reforestation of this area is expected to benefit Indiana bats, Copper bellied water snakes, American Bald Eagles, swamp rabbits, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and neo-tropical migrants. The area will also be available for recreation.



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In 2001 local chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation planted 37,500 trees through Operation Heartland. This program seeks to restore bottomland hardwoods, riparian corridors and farm woodlot
National Wild Turkey Federation- Operation Heartland #1
In 2000 local chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation planted 30,000 trees through Operation Heartland. This program seeks to restore bottomland hardwoods, riparian corridors and farm woodlot

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