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Corporations Work with the FWS and the Conservation Fundto Trap Atmospheric Carbon at Deep Fork NWR
Southwest Region, January 31, 2008
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Ron Price  1-17-2008  Bottomland Hardwood Restoration
Ron Price 1-17-2008 Bottomland Hardwood Restoration - Photo Credit: n/a


A contract planter from Mississippi planted approximately 66,000 bare-root hardwood seedlings on 207 acres of the 320-acre Humphrey tract.  These seedlings were planted with a mechanical planter over a two-week period.  The seedlings were purchased by American Electric Power as part of a carbon sequestration project.  The idea behind carbon sequestration is that hardwood forests sequester tons of atmospheric carbon over the life of a typical forest.  An additional benefit to the refuge is the restoration of bottomland hardwood forest habitat.  This project was a joint effort between the Service, Environmental Synergy, The Conservation Fund, and American Electric Power.   

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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