Fox Haven reforests and restores
Fox Haven has been planting trees since 1999 to restore denuded hillsides striped of their vegetation and slowly losing soil to the stream valleys.
Under Dick Bittner’s leadership over 180,000 trees have been planted on land parcels making up the contiguous Fox Haven. Dick has worked closely with Frederick County and Maryland to utilize the federal and state supported cost-share Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) that financially assists landowners to plant trees. The program’s focus is to protect sensitive soils, waters, and wetlands while enhancing wildlife areas. The interest of Fox Haven has been to protect the Catoctin River and feeder streams.
If you are a farmer, rancher, or agricultural land owner you may be eligible for funding. Maryland landowners have been working with CREP and similar programs since 1997. Fox Haven Organic Farm will continue to plant and maintain the trees already planted in order to restore stream buffers, stabilize erodible soils, and create wildlife habitat.
Our trees, in addition to helping restore the hillsides, also absorb carbon from our atmosphere.
At Fox Haven we offer workshops to help landowners learn how they too can plant trees for landscape restoration and carbon absorption. Look on our events calendar to find the next training at Fox Haven.