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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Recovery of Native Plant Communities After Mining 

      Holl, Karen D.; Zipper, Carl E.; Burger, James A. (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 ...
    • Restoring the Value of Forests on Reclaimed Mined Land 

      Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2012-09-04)
      The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information that will aid landowners in estimating the effects of reclamation practices on forestland values, while emphasizing that creating productive mine soils for native trees ...