Implement forest restoration on privately owned legacy minelands in Pennsylvania and place conservation easements on participating properties that will increase the ability of landowners to sell carbon credits to offset some of their financial investment. Project will plant 170,000 new trees to create needed young forest habitat, offer permanent protection for these trees and demonstrate a financing model that can be replicated elsewhere in Appalachia.
NFWF Grant Profile
Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program
Project Title: Using Carbon Markets to Create Forest Habitat on Legacy Mine Lands in Central Appalachia (PA)
United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc.
Upper-Middle Allegheny in Pennsylvania