Surface Mine Eco-Restoration – SE Ohio – American Electric Power

A 60,000 acre site near McConnelsville, Ohio provided American Electric Power with coal needed to operate its Ohio-based electric generation fleet during the mid-1900s.  When local coal mining ended the area was assessed for reforestation (carbon sequestration), wetlands restoration and protection of habitat for the endangered Indiana bat.  Land management later diversified to include non-market ecological values such as hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.