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Reforestation: Planting Trees on Mined Lands
In 2002, the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) formed a partnership with the Department of Energy in making available an informative package promoting the benefits of reforestation. This included detailed information about the benefits of reforestation and a video that provided a technical how-to guide for tree planting efforts. OSM has sponsored multiple outreach and technology transfer events to promote a market-based approach to reclaiming mined lands and increasing carbon storage through reforestation.
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