In cooperation with the Forest Service, American Forests planted 7,000 red oak seedlings on 35 acres in the Daniel Boone National Forest on the Bell Farm site. This site is within a state designated Wild and Scenic River corridor in Kentucky. As a result, formerly grazed bottomland will serve as enhanced habitat for several Federally listed threatened and endangered species, including the Black-sided dace, fresh water mussel, snail darter, Indiana bat, and red-cockaded woodpecker. Reforestation will also improve the water quality of water draining from the abandoned fields, which in turn improves stream quality and reduces sediment entering the stream.
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