Recent Submissions

  • Revegetation Species and Practices 

    Skousen, Jeffrey G. (Jeffrey Grant), 1956-; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-26)
    Summarizes procedures for establishing herbaceous vegetation on mined lands. Emphasizes revegetation to control erosion and to establish hayland/pasture as a postmining land use.
  • Stabilizing Reclaimed Mines to Support Buildings and Development 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Winter, Steven (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-27)
    Describes the general concepts and guidelines for mine stabilization that can be employed for developing reclaimed mine areas for building construction in the Virginia coalfield region.
  • How to Restore Forests on Surface-Mined Land 

    Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-16)
    Shares practical, cost-effective guidelines for successful forest reclamation of coal mined land.
  • Creation and Management of Productive Minesoils 

    Daniels, W. Lee; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-15)
    Discusses the creation and improvement of soils on coal mined lands in southwestern Virginia.
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Quality Turfgrass on Surface-Mined Land 

    Goatley, Michael; Hall, John R.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-15)
    Discusses how to establish turf grass on surface-mined land, at locations planned for home development or recreational use.
  • Establishing Groundcover for Forested Postmining Land Uses 

    Burger, James A.; Skousen, Jeffrey G.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-15)
    Discusses ways to establish ground cover plants in coal mined lands planned as forests.
  • Reclamation of Coal Refuse Disposal Areas 

    Daniels, W. Lee; Stewart, Barry R.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-16)
    Discusses coal refuse, its storage in the ground, and ways to mitigate and reclaim such lands.
  • Passive Treatment of Acid-Mine Drainage 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Skousen, Jeffrey G. (Jeffrey Grant), 1956-; Jage, Christopher Raymond (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-16)
    Discusses wetlands and other methods for passive treatment of acid mine drainage.
  • Reclaiming Mined Lands as Industrial Sites 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Yates, Charles S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-16)
    Offers guidelines for reclaiming mined lands planned for industrial sites.
  • Establishment and maintenance of quality turfgrass on surface-mined land 

    Hall, John R. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1992)
    Provides recommendations for successful turfgrass establishment and maintenance on reclaimed surface-mined land.
  • Reclamation of Coal Refuse Disposal Areas 

    Daniels, W. Lee; Stewart, Barry R.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-10-21)
    This publication reviews problems associated with stabilization and revegetation of coal refuse disposal areas and suggests strategies for their successful long-term reclamation and closure.
  • Passive Treatment of Acid-Mine Drainage 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Skousen, Jeffrey G. (Jeffrey Grant), 1956-; Jage, Christopher Raymond (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011-03-30)
    This publication presents guidance for design of passive treatment systems for acidic mine drainage (AMD).
  • How to Restore Forests on Surface-mined Land 

    Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011-03-30)
    The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), mandates that mined land be reclaimed and restored to its original use or to a use of higher value. Reforestation research by Virginia Tech's Powell River ...
  • Establishing Groundcover for Forested Postmining Land Uses 

    Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E.; Skousen, Jeffrey G. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-02-19)
    Revegetating mined lands with grasses and legumes (groundcover) is essential to mine reclamation under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). This publication describes how mining firms can establish ...
  • Revegetation Species and Practices 

    Skousen, Jeffrey G. (Jeffrey Grant), 1956-; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-07-28)
    This publication summarizes procedures for establishing herbaceous vegetation (grasses and legumes) on mined areas. The emphasis is revegetation to control erosion and establish hayland/pasture as a postmining land use.
  • Creation and Management of Productive Minesoils 

    Daniels, W. Lee; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-08-27)
    Existing minesoils tend to be quite variable in the field, but they can be managed effectively once their chemical and physical properties have been correctly determined. Soil testing procedures are useful for comparing ...
  • Management of Cow-Calf Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land 

    Whittier, W. Dee; Gerken, Hubert J. Jr.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2002-10-12)
    Summarizes a number of cattle management issues that are important to mined-land cattle producers in Virginia.
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Quality Turfgrass on Surface-Mined Land 

    Hall, John R.; Goatley, Michael; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-02-12)
    Provides recommendations for successful turfgrass establishment and maintenance on land that was previously surface-mined.
  • Stabilizing Reclaimed Mines to Support Buildings and Development 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Winter, Steven (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-12-02)
    Describes the general concepts and guidelines for mine-stabilization that can be employed for developing reclaimed mine areas for building construction in the Virginia coalfield region.
  • Reclaiming Mined Lands as Industrial Sites 

    Zipper, Carl E.; Yates, Charles S. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-12-02)
    Provides guidelines for use by the Virginia coal-mining industry in reclaiming mined land to support industrial development which can benefit both the landowner and the community.

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