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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 ...
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 ...
How to Restore Forests on Surface-mined Land
(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 ...
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 ...