Enviironmental Design for Reclaiming Surface Mines

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Burley (landscape architecture, Michigan State U.) has collected 13 papers on issues related to post-mining landscapes. They cover topics including the importance of design principles; specific land uses in reclamation planning and design, such as housing and landscapes for wildlife; case studies; and the use of computer technology in planning and design. Twenty-seven color plates provide views of mine sites across the American West. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773474789
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 504

Table of Contents

List of Captions for Color Plates
Ch. 1 Post-Mining Land-Use Reclamation: An Introduction from a Planning and Design Perspective 1
Case Study: An Ordination of Reclamation Regulations
Ch. 2 The Principles of Mining 27
Mining and Reclamation: A Florida Phosphate Case Study
Teconite Tailings Basin Case Study: Accommodating a Minnesota Northshore Environment
Ch. 3 Reclamation Laws and Regulations: Insight into Post-Mining Land-Use Planning and Design 59
Soil Productivity Laws and Regulations: An American Case Study
Ch. 4 Site Planning for Operations and Development 97
A Northern Colorado Case Study
Ch. 5 Design Principles for Creating Housing, Commercial, and Industrial Lands 141
Ch. 6 Design Principles for Reclamation of Agricultural Lands 155
Agriculture in the North: A Canadian Case Study
Unique Challenges Require Unique Solutions: A New Mexico Reclamation Case Study
Ch. 7 Design Principles for Creating Forested Lands 191
Soil Based Vegetation Productivity Models for the Revegetation of Surface-Mined Lands
Ch. 8 Adapting Disturbed Land to Recreational Uses 221
Zoological Garden Case Study
Ch. 9 The Use of Natural Process in Mining and Reclamation 257
Post-Mining Bauxite Reclamation: A Landscape Stabilization Case Study in Greece
The Sudbury Regional Land Reclamation Program: A Case Study
Ch. 10 Reclamation Design Principles for Wildlife 297
Habitat Restoration Case Studies: The San Diego River, Surface Mining, and the Endangered Least Bell's Vireo
Ch. 11 Design Principles for Recreating Visual Quality on Surface Mined Landscapes 329
Ch. 12 Computer Applications in Post-Mining Land-Use Planning and Design 363
Ch. 13 Planning Considerations for Multiple Post-Mining Land-Uses and Special Land-Uses 389
Reclamation and Reuse Case Study of the Lexington Quarry
Bibliography 421
Index 465
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