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Recovery of Native Plant Communities After Mining
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-02-25)
This publication summarizes research on the impacts of reclamation practices on re-establishment of native Appalachian forest ecosystems and describes practices that may be used during reclamation to encourage re-establishment ...
Conversion of Sericea Lespedeza-dominant Vegetation to Quality Forages for Livestock Use
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-09-01)
The purpose of this publication is to describe recommended strategies for converting the sericea-dominant vegetation typically found on older surface-mined benches to more favorable forages that can be more effectively ...
Reclamation of Coal Refuse Disposal Areas
(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.
Establishment and Maintenance of Quality Turfgrass on Surface-Mined Land
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2010-02-12)
Provides recommendations for successful turfgrass establishment and maintenance on land that was previously surface-mined.
Establishing Groundcover for Forested Postmining Land Uses
(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
(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
(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 ...
Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in Appalachia
(Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, 2010-02)
The Forestry Reclamation Approach (FRA) is a method of reclaiming surface coal mines to forested post-mining land use (see Forest Reclamation Advisory No. 2). “Use proper tree planting techniques” is Step 5 of the FRA; ...