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    • Conversion of Sericea Lespedeza-dominant Vegetation to Quality Forages for Livestock Use 

      Wolf, Dale D.; Fike, John H.; Zipper, Carl E. (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 ...
    • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Reclaimed Mine Lands 

      Carrozzino, Amy L.; Stauffer, Dean F.; Haas, Carola A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011-03-30)
      This publication compares mined-land communities with wildlife communities in nearby non-mined forests to better understand how mining and reclamation practices affect wildlife. Here, as an outcome of that study and ...
    • 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.
    • Foundations for Housing on Reclaimed Mined Lands 

      Krebs, Robert Dixon, 1931-; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-09-30)
      This bulletin summarizes potential problems associated with housing built on recontoured, reclaimed land and suggests methods for dealing with those problems. Special attention is given to the behavior of valley fills and ...
    • Growing Christmas Trees on Reclaimed Surface-mined Land 

      Burger, James A.; Peer, Kyle; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-09-02)
      This publication provides only general information for owners and managers of reclaimed mined land. It covers specific considerations for the establishment and maintenance of Christmas tree species on reclaimed mine soils.
    • Managing Shrub-Infested, Postmined Pasturelands With Goats and Cattle. Part I, Effect on Botanical Composition and Browse Species 

      Abaye, Azenegashe Ozzie; Webb, D. M.; Zipper, Carl E.; Luginbuhl, Jean-Marie; Teutsch, Christopher D. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2012-01-18)
      Reclamation of mined lands in the Appalachian coal region has resulted in the successful establishment and utilization of pasture for beef cattle production. Research goals were to determine the effects of mixed grazing ...
    • Managing Shrub-Infested, Postmined Pasturelands With Goats and Cattle. Part II, Effects on Forage Biomass, Nutritive Values, and Animal Performance 

      Abaye, Azenegashe Ozzie; Webb, D. M.; Zipper, Carl E.; Luginbuhl, Jean-Marie; Teutsch, Christopher D. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2001-12-09)
      Reclamation of mined lands in the Appalachian coal region has resulted in the successful establishment and utilization of pasture for beef cattle production. Research goals were to determine the effects of mixed grazing ...
    • Mine Permitting to Establish Productive Forests as Post-Mining Land Uses 

      Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2009-09-29)
      This publication suggests language that may be used by Virginia mine operators in mine permit applications when it is their intention to use the Forestry Reclamation Approach to produce native hardwood forests of superior ...
    • On-site Treatment and Disposal of Residential Wastewaters on Mined Lands 

      Zipper, Carl E.; Reneau, Raymond B., 1941-; Saluta, Michael A. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2012-09-03)
      This publication is written for homeowners, homebuilders, land developers, public officials, and others who may have an interest in building residential housing or other types of development on mined lands that are not ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • Reforestation Guidelines for Unused Surface Mined Lands in the Eastern United States 

      Burger, James A.; Zipper, Carl E. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011-03-24)
      This document describes practices that can be applied to restore native forests on unused mined lands that are unoccupied, unmanaged, and unproductive. The guidelines in this publication are intended for lands mined and ...
    • 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 ...