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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Jeffrey Adamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:44:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:44:25Z
dc.date.issued1992-12-12en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09052009-040211en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44530
dc.description.abstract

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 requires that mine operators reclaim mined land to achieve productivity levels equal to or greater than premined conditions. Presently, the standard for evaluating reforestation success is based solely on tree-seedling survival. This method is an estimator of stand density and not an indication of site productivity. There exists a need to evaluate mine soils based on their capability of growing merchantable timber. This model would aid the reclamation process by providing a means for assessing mine soils based on their quality and productivity.

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dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1992.A537.pdfen_US
dc.subjectStrip miningen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1992.A537en_US
dc.titleSoil productivity model to assess forest site quality on reclaimed surface minesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09052009-040211/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairJohnson, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairBurger, James A.en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-09-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-09-05
dc.date.adate2009-09-05en_US


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